tectorial membrane


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tectorial membrane

(tɛkˈtɔːrɪəl)
n
(Anatomy) the membrane in the inner ear that covers the organ of Corti
[C19: tectorial, from Latin tectōrium a covering, from tegere to cover]
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The hematoma was noted to overlay an intact, otherwise unremarkable tectorial membrane and to extend distal to the membrane attachment at the dorsal mid C2 vertebral body, consistent with a subdural location (Figures 5,6).
The integrity of this complex articulation is dependent on a number of supporting ligaments, of which the tectorial membrane and bilateral alar ligaments are the most important.
There is posterior displacement of the tectorial membrane and compression of the lower pons and medulla.
4) Bauer proposed that tinnitus is the result of reversible outer hair cell dysfunction and decoupling stereocilia from the tectorial membrane.