bony labyrinth

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cavity in the petrous part of the temporal bone that contains the membranous labyrinth

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T1 hyperintensity within the bony labyrinth on precontrast images is highly suggestive of the presence of subacute blood products (Figure 11).
An international team of researchers looked at the bony labyrinth in fossil remains and compared them to CT scans previously obtained from living primate species.
The lateral semicircular canal and incus were identified and the bony labyrinth was seen suspended in the fine cancellous bone of the mastoid.
In mastoid osteomas involving the facial canal or bony labyrinth, complete removal of the lesion is not recommended because damage to the structures is likely.
Physicians suspect that most cases of deafness stem from problems with the hair cells--but that's tough to confirm, since the cochlea is hidden within a bony labyrinth.