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Unterberger's test

Alternative eponyms

  • Unterberger-Versuch (German)
  • Unterberger Tretversuch (German)

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A neurological test for disturbances of the vestibular organ or the cerebellum.

Description

A neurological test for disturbances of the vestibular organ or the cerebellum. The patient, with closed eyes and both arms stretched forwatd, is asked to make 50 steps on the spot. During the test there must be no optical or acoustical stimuli that can help the patient to orientate himself.

During the test the investigater observes whether the patient is rotating on his own axis. A rotation of more than 45 ยบ it indicates an ipsilateral lesion of the cerebellum or the vestibular apparatus

Bibliography

  • S. Unterberger:
    Vestibularisgrenzgebiet der Otiatrie und Neurologie.
    Fortschritte der Neurologie, Psychiatrie und ihrer Grenzgebiete, 1940, 12: 329-348.

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