Visualization and assessment of saccular duct and endolymphatic sinus
2011 (English)In: Acta Oto-Laryngologica, ISSN 0001-6489, Vol. 131, no 5, 469-473 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Conclusion: The saccular duct and endolymphatic sinus run in the bony groove, before reaching the orifice of the vestibular aqueduct. We first clinically visualized this sulciform groove using three-dimensional (3D) cone beam CT images. This strategy can be useful to assess the condition of the saccular duct and endolymphatic sinus concerning the longitudinal flow system of endolymph. Objective: To assess the saccular duct and endolymphatic sinus in the endolymphatic system in order to advance clinical studies on inner ear dysfunction. Methods: The sulciform groove of the saccular duct and endolymphatic sinus of human subjects was analyzed by cone beam CT and compared with that of a cadaver. Results: We could obtain reconstructed 3D CT images of the sulciform groove of the saccular duct and endolymphatic sinus using several CT window levels.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 131, no 5, 469-473 p.
Cochlea, saccule, bony groove, longitudinal flow, CT image, endolymphatic hydrops, endolymphatic duct, rendering
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-152941DOI: 10.3109/00016489.2010.533697ISI: 000289562600002PubMedID: 21366506OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-152941DiVA: diva2:414517