semicircular canal


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semicircular canal

n.
Any of three tubular and looped structures of the inner ear, together functioning in maintenance of the sense of balance in the body.

semicircular canal

n
(Anatomy) anatomy any of the three looped fluid-filled membranous tubes, at right angles to one another, that comprise the labyrinth of the ear: concerned with the sense of orientation and equilibrium

semicir′cular canal′


n.
any of the three curved tubular canals in the inner ear, associated with the sense of equilibrium.

sem·i·cir·cu·lar canal

(sĕm′ĭ-sûr′kyə-lər)
Any of the three looped tubes of the inner ear that together work to maintain the sense of balance of the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.semicircular canal - one of three tube loops filled with fluid and in planes nearly at right angles with one anothersemicircular canal - one of three tube loops filled with fluid and in planes nearly at right angles with one another; concerned with equilibrium
sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
inner ear, internal ear, labyrinth - a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
vestibular apparatus, vestibular system - organs mediating the labyrinthine sense; concerned with equilibrium
Translations

semicircular canal

n canal mor conducto semicircular
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Benign positional vertigo treatment is done by the Dix--Hallpike test to determine the posterior semicircular canal involvement and Roll test to check the horizontal semicircular canal involvement.
Hearing her eyes move was the "most concerning" side effect of her condition, diagnosed in 2016 as bilat-eral superior semicircular canal dehiscence.
(43) described a patient who presented with semicircular canal dehiscence associated with a mutation in the COCH gene.
Erosion of the labyrinth with resultant lateral semicircular canal fistula, erosion of the dural plate, the temporomandibular joint, and facial nerve palsy, although rare, have been described in the literature (5).
Free-floating endolymph particles: a new operative finding during posterior semicircular canal occlusion.
It is thought to be caused by canalithiasis, fragmented otolith particles entering the posterior semicircular canal, resulting in inertial changes to the cupula of the posterior canal.
A rare medical condition has left a woman constantly hearing the movements of her internal body parts, making life miserable for her. Pam Roberts, from Maidstone in Kent, in the United Kingdom, suffers from superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD), a disorder which enables the brain to view stationary objects as moving.
It is caused by dislodged otoliths in the posterior semicircular canal. While the majority of BPPV cases are idiopathic in nature, up to 15% may result from previous head injury.
Then he describes intraoperative monitoring for cochlear implant surgery, acoustic neuroma/vestibular Schwannoma surgery, parotid surgery, thyroid surgery, superior semicircular canal dehiscence, hemifacial spasm microvascular decompression surgery, and lower skull base neoplasm surgery.
Success rates between 80 and 100% have been reported for reposition maneuvers in BPPV.17 In a study by Cohen HS et al.18, 124 patients with posterior semicircular canal BPPV were divided into five treatment arms and the results were compared.
Prevalence of semicircular canal hypoplasia in patients with CHARGE syndrome: 3C syndrome.
(Table 2) There was also a significant difference between group 2 and the control group in the left lateral semicircular canal with vHIT test.