ENG and Equilibrium

Thomas E. Boismier, M.P.H. boismier at fwi.com
Tue Mar 30 13:51:36 EST 1999


IBUnion at webtv.net wrote:
> 
> I just got back my reslts from an ENG test for inner ear damage causing
> Disequilibrium. The tests came back as indicating that all was
> normal.....Could there be another cause of the disequilibrium?

A normal ENG does not rule out peripheral vestibular system lesion
("inner ear damage"), there are other tests which when combined  with
ENG make up a full balance test battery. 

A full balance test battery in my and many other balance centers
includes ENG with computerized oculomotility tests, rotary chair,
computerized dynamic posturography, audiogram, and a site of lesion test
(either ABR or MRI with contrast depending on the physicians 'index of
suspicion' that a mass lesion may be present).

The Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA)is a non-profit information
clearinghouse for balance and dizziness disorders. VEDA can provide you
with patient-oriented information about balance, and with the names of
specialists near you who diagnose and treat balance problems. 

P.O. Box 4467
Portland OR 97208-4467
Telephone: 800-837-8428
Fax: 503-229-8064
Email: veda at vestibular.org 
Website: http://www.vestibular.org/

Hope this helps...

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Thomas E. Boismier, M.P.H.
Director of The Balance Care Center,
a division of Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, P.C.
347 W. Berry St, Suite 102
Fort Wayne  IN  46802




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