What is electronystagmography (ENG)?

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: Angela G Shoup, PhD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Electronystagmography (ENG) is a study used to clinically evaluate patients with dizziness, vertigo, or balance dysfunction. ENG provides an objective assessment of the oculomotor and vestibular systems. [1]

The vestibular system monitors the position and movements of the head to stabilize retinal images. This information is integrated with the visual system and spinal afferents in the brain stem to produce the vestibuloocular reflex. [3]


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