Bárány's test

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A caloric test for labyrinthine function.

Description

A caloric test for labyrinthine function. If the normal ear is irrigated with hot water at 110° to 120° F, a rotary nystagmus is developed away from the irrigated side. There is no nystagmus if the labyrinth is diseased.

Bibliography

  • R. Bárány:
    Ueber die vom Ohrlabyrinth ausgelöste Gegenrollung der Augen bei Normalhörenden.
    Archiv für Ohrenheilkunde, Leipzig, 1906, 68: 1-30.

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