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The maneuver we can use to assess for horizontal canal BPPV
is called the Roll Test. For this
maneuver the patient starts sitting up and then they will lay straight back and
you will hold their head at a 30 degree angle.
First we’ll turn to have them look over their right shoulder, assessing
for any nystagmus and eye movements. You
would stay here waiting to see eye movements for 30 seconds and if nystagmus is
present, you would wait until the nystagmus fatigues. Then you will move the patient head to this
center and then to the left, assessing for eye movements here again waiting for
another 30 seconds. Coming back to the
center and then the patient can sit up.
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