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The fluid in the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear.

en′do·lym·phat′ic (-lĭm-făt′ĭk) adj.
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19) Kinoshita and Tomiyama showed that direct injection of the antigen into the endolymphatic sac region of guinea pigs caused expression of MPO at the endolymphatic sac, organ of Corti, and crista ampullaris.
Comment: Meniere's disease (also called idiopathic endolymphatic hydrops) is characterized by an excess of fluid in the inner ear, which results in disturbances of balance and hearing.
During embryonic development, melanocyte precursors that arise from the neural crest populate several areas including the interfollicular epidermis and hair follicle bulge in the skin; the uveal tract of the eye; and the stria vascularis, vestibular apparatus and endolymphatic sac of the ear.
The right eye opening at the anterolateral corner of the skull, surrounded by sclerotic plates, is comparatively well preserved, whereas the nasal opening and especially the foramen of the endolymphatic duct are hardly traceable.
In other words, if we could restore the proper expression of pendrin in the endolymphatic sac and thereby prevent swelling of the sac, this may prevent swelling of other parts of the inner ear and rescue hearing and balance," she said.
Endolymphatic sac tumor is an uncommon neoplasm arising from the endolymphatic sac or endolymphatic duct.
MeniE re's disease or endolymphatic hydrops result in episodes of severe vertigo that can last up to several hours.
The technique involves gaining access to the posterior canal via a cortical mastoidectomy and then occluding the canal preventing endolymphatic flow and thereby rendering the canal dysfunctional.
The neoplasms characteristically associated with VHL disease include hemangioblastomas of the central nervous system and retina, angiomas of the retina, endolymphatic sac tumors, clear cell renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) and cysts, pancreatic serous cystadenomas and neuroendocrine tumors, pheochromocytomas, cystadenomas of the epididymis and broad ligament, neuroendocrine tumors of the lungs, and various benign cysts and hemangiomas of the lungs, liver, spleen, adrenal glands, bones, and skin.
The formation of otolith carbonate is an inorganic reaction where calcium carbonate is precipitated from the endolymphatic fluid.
Stephen Wetmore of West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown found that surgery to drain fluid from the inner ear's endolymphatic sac improved the problem in 77 percent of 51 cases.
Fish otolith biominerals contain unique proteins that aid in the precipitation of calcium and carbonate ions in the endolymphatic space, and also determine the otolith's function and crystal structure.