membranous labyrinth


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membranous labyrinth

n.
The fluid-filled membranous sacs of the inner ear that are associated with the senses of hearing and balance.
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Noun1.membranous labyrinth - the sensory structures of the inner ear including the labyrinthine receptors and the cochleamembranous labyrinth - the sensory structures of the inner ear including the labyrinthine receptors and the cochlea; contained within the bony labyrinth
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
inner ear, internal ear, labyrinth - a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
utricle, utriculus - a small pouch into which the semicircular canals open
saccule, sacculus - a small sac or pouch (especially the smaller chamber of the membranous labyrinth)
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It has two parts -- the bony and membranous labyrinth. The latter is filled with a fluid called the endolymph.
The endolymphatic sac (ES) in the inner ear comprises a part of the membranous labyrinth. The vestibule, semicircular canals, and cochlea also contain membranous labyrinth that is filled with the endolymph.
It is very important to be able to protect the membranous labyrinth during the removal of the cholesteatoma matrix.
However, CT is better for imaging bony anatomy, while MRI provides valuable information on the membranous labyrinth, internal acoustic canal, and vestibulo-cochlear nerve.
This is probably because there was circumscribe labyrinthitis, and there was no involvement of bony and membranous labyrinth. Cases of GS as a complication of acute otitis media have usually been successfully treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics, even in cases of petrous abscess formation [11].
A thin-section gradient-echo sequence that is heavily T2 weighted is best suited for evaluation of the fluid-filled spaces of the membranous labyrinth and the eighth cranial nerve.

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