cochleariform


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cochleariform

 [kok″le-ar´ĭ-form]
spoon-shaped.

coch·le·ar·i·form

(kok'lē-ar'i-fōrm),
Spoon-shaped.
[L. cochleare, spoon, + forma, form]

cochleariform

/coch·le·ar·i·form/ (kok″le-ar´ĭ-form) spoon-shaped.

cochleariform

spoon-shaped.
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The purpose of this article is to describe a fast and safe technique to expose the geniculate ganglion and the labyrinthine portion of the facial nerve in two structures of the middle ear: the cochleariform process and the tympanic portion of the facial nerve.
The surgeon opened a small hole with a diamond bur and identified the cochleariform process and the adjacent segment of the facial nerve (figure 4).
The malleus and the cochleariform process were identified without difficulty, and no manipulation of the ossicular chain was needed to obtain a direct view of the second portion of the facial nerve.
The surgical technique involves exposure of the geniculate ganglion, the greater petrosal nerve, and the facial nerve from the cochleariform process to the cerebellopontine angle via the middle cranial fossa approach.