Hallpike maneuverNeurology A test used to evaluate vertigo–eg, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, by observing nystagmus induced by positional changes
Hall·pike ma·neu·ver(hawl'pīk mă-nū'vĕr)
Test for vertigo; positive result if rising from a sitting to a standing posture with head tilted to one side causes dizziness and nystagmus.
Hallpike maneuver, Hallpike-Dix maneuver (hol'pik)
[Charles Skinner Hallpike, neurologist, 1900–1979]
A test performed to diagnose benign positional vertigo. The patient is moved from a sitting position to recumbency with the head tilted down over the end of the bed and turned toward either shoulder. If vertigo develops after a delay of several seconds, the test is subjectively positive. If vertigo is associated with visible nystagmus, it is objectively positive. Vertigo and nystagmus that occur immediately, rather than after a delay, are suggestive of intracranial, rather than labyrinthine, disease.See: benign positional vertigo