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Anatomy of the para-vestibular canaliculus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  314742     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A histologic study of the para-vestibular canaliculus (PVC), its contents, and its relationship to the vestibular aqueduct (VA), is presented. 20 normal human temporal bones were fixed in 10% formalin solution, embedded in celloidin, and sectioned horizontally at intervals of 20 micrometers. Every tenth section was stained with hematoxylin and eosin (HE) and studied under a light microscope. Three significant observations were made. First, in 80% of the specimens, two rather than one PVC were found in the area of the vestibular orifice of the VA. Second, in 70% of the specimens, the PVC was found to merge with the VA rather than to enter the posterior cranial fossa (PCF) separately. Third, in all the specimens examined, a vein was seen to traverse the entire length of the PVC. However, in 17 specimens, no artery could be identified within the PVC. In the 13 (65%) specimens in which arteries could be identified in the PVC, the arteries extended only half the length of the PVC, from the PCF to the VA. In no specimen examined could arteries be seen extending the full length of the PVC from the PCF to the vestibule.
I Sando; T Egami
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in oto-rhino-laryngology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0065-3071     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  1979  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-11-29     Completed Date:  1979-11-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0242534     Medline TA:  Adv Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-40     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Arteries / anatomy & histology
Veins / anatomy & histology
Vestibular Aqueduct / anatomy & histology*,  blood supply
Vestibule, Labyrinth / anatomy & histology*,  blood supply

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