bony labyrinth

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Synonyms for bony labyrinth

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

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In patient 1, to gain further access to the petrous apex, sequential removal of the bony labyrinth was performed with advancing compression of the membranous labyrinth in an attempt to preserve hearing.
If trauma is the known cause of SNHL, CT would be the appropriate initial study to evaluate the bony labyrinth.
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.
One area of the anatomy of didelphids that has been long neglected because of the invasive nature of its study is the bony labyrinth (Hyrtl, 1845).
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.