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(ĕn′dō-lĭmf) [″ + L. lympha, clear fluid]
A pale transparent fluid within the vestibular labyrinth of the inner ear. Endolymph differs in composition from the perilymph that is outside the vestibular labyrinth: endolymph is similar to intracellular fluid; perilymph, to extracellular cerebrospinal fluid.
endolymphatic (-lĭm-făt′ĭk), adjective


pertaining to or emanating from the endolymph.

endolymphatic duct
connects the saccule of the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear to the endolymphatic sac.
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Localization of nitric oxide synthase isoforms (I, II and III) in the endolymphatic sac of the guinea pig.
SLC26A4 is normally found in the cochlea and vestibular organs of the inner ear as well as in the endolymphatic sac, which is a non-sensory part of the inner ear.
An endolymphatic sac tumor was ultimately confirmed by histologic correlation following operative resection.
We suggest that it is indicated in the repair of defects created by posterior canal occlusion surgery as well as other procedures such as intra-operative CSF leaks during mastoid surgery or endolymphatic sac repairs.
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AVIRAL endolymphatic labyrinthitis is one of the causes of sudden deafness and can be extremely distressing for the sufferer.
Krieger PD, Gusberg SB: Endolymphatic stromal myosis.
Endolymphatic sac surgery: Patients are hospitalised overnight and this surgery relieves the dizziness in about 75 per cent of patients and is maintained in 50-60 per cent of cases.
When asked what they would offer if initial treatment failed, respondents chose the Meniett[R] device first and most frequently over therapies such as intratympanic corticosteroids, endolymphatic sac mastoid shunt, intratympanic gentamicin perfusion and endolymphatic sac vein decompression.
Possible explanations include compensatory endolymphatic hydrops, occlusion or vasospasm of the internal auditory artery, sympathetic cochleolabyrinthitis, acoustic trauma due to drill noise, and labyrinthine rupture from elevated intratympanic pressure.
Membrane resistance in endolymphatic walls of the first turn of the guinea-pig cochlea.