Unterberger test

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The Unterberger test, also Unterberger's test and Unterberger's stepping test, is a test used in otolaryngology to help assess whether a patient has a vestibular pathology.[1] It is not useful for detecting central (brain) disorders of balance.[2]


The patient is asked to walk on the spot with their eyes closed.


If the patient rotates to one side they have a labyrinthine lesion on that side.


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  1. Issing; Klein, P.; Weiser, M. (2005). "The homeopathic preparation Vertigoheel versus Ginkgo biloba in the treatment of vertigo in an elderly population: a double-blinded, randomized, controlled clinical trial". Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.). 11 (1): 155–160. doi:10.1089/acm.2005.11.155. PMID 15750375.  edit
  2. Kuipers-Upmeijer J, Oosterhuis HJ. [Unterberger's test not useful in testing of vesitibular function] Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1994 Jan 15;138(3):136-9. Dutch. PMID 8295639.