What does the head impulse test versus caloric dissociation reveal about vestibular dysfunction in Ménière's disease?

@article{McGarvie2015WhatDT,
  title={What does the head impulse test versus caloric dissociation reveal about vestibular dysfunction in M{\'e}ni{\`e}re's disease?},
  author={Leigh A. McGarvie and Ian S. Curthoys and Hamish G. MacDougall and G. Michael Halmagyi},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={1343},
  pages={58-62}
}
In patients with Ménière's disease (MD), caloric testing can show, depending on the stage and activity of the disease, a variety of results. Between attacks, many, or perhaps even most, patients with unilateral early or mild MD have normal caloric tests; late MD can show abnormalities ranging from mild to severe unilateral canal paresis with or without directional preponderance. The explanation of canal paresis in MD is not clear. The most obvious explanation, severe loss of lateral canal hair… CONTINUE READING

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