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Hammer and Otoscope Caloric test (Vestibular function VIII)

Test stimulates the horizontal semicircular ducts (can be used as a test of brain-stem function in unconscious patients)

Normal results:

Cold water irrigation of the ear: nystagmus to opposite side
Warm water irrigation of the ear: nystagmus to the same side

COWS: Cold-Opposite, Warm-Same
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