Anatomy of the Helicotrema and Cochlear Apex
Scala vestibuli and scala tympani are connected at the cochlear apex via an opening known as the helicotrema. The apical portion of the cochlea has a complex and variable three-dimensional anatomy. Structural variations in the helicotrema area may contribute to functional differences in low-frequency hearing sensitivity among individuals.
KeywordsHelicotrema Cochlear apex Scala vestibuli Scala tympani Modiolus Osseous spiral lamina Cochlear duct
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