saccule


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saccule

 [sak´ūl]
1. a little bag, sac, or pouch.
2. the smaller of the two divisions of the membranous labyrinth, which communicates with the cochlear duct by way of the ductus reuniens.
laryngeal saccule sacculus laryngis.

sac·cule

(sak'yūl),
1. The smaller of the two membranous sacs in the vestibule of the labyrinth, lying in the spheric recess; it is connected with the cochlear duct by a very short tube, the ductus reuniens, and with the utriculus by the beginning of the endolymphatic sac and the utriculosaccularis duct that joins it.
2. The immense bag-shaped structure formed by peptidoglycans as part of the cell wall of certain microorganisms.
[L. sacculus]

saccule

/sac·cule/ (sak´ūl)
1. a little bag or sac.
2. the smaller of the two divisions of the membranous labyrinth of the ear.

alveolar saccules  see under sac.
laryngeal saccule  a diverticulum extending upward from the front of the laryngeal ventricle.

saccule

(săk′yo͞ol) also

sacculus

(-yə-ləs)
n. pl. saccules also sacculi (săk′yə-lī′)
1. A small sac.
2. The smaller of two membranous sacs in the vestibule of the inner ear.

saccule

[sak′yo̅o̅l]
Etymology: L, sacculus
a small bag or sac, such as the air saccules of the lungs. See also sacculus. saccular, adj.

sac·cule

(sak'yūl)
1. The smaller of the two membranous sacs in the vestibule of the labyrinth, lying in the spheric recess; connected with the cochlear duct by a very short tube, the ductus reuniens, and with the utriculus by the beginning of the ductus endolymphaticus and the ductus utriculosaccularis that joins it.
2. The immense, bag-shaped structure formed by peptidoglycans as part of the cell wall of certain microorganisms.
Synonym(s): sacculus [TA] .
[L. sacculus]

saccule

  1. any small sac.
  2. a membranous labyrinth joined to the UTRICLE and forming part of the vestibular apparatus in the inner ear.

sac·cule

(sak'yūl)
1. [TA] Smaller of two membranous sacs in vestibule of labyrinth, lying in spheric recess; connected with cochlear duct by a short tube, the ductus reuniens, and with utriculus by beginning of endolymphatic sac and the utriculosaccularis duct that joins it.
2. Immense bag-shaped structure formed by peptidoglycans as part of the cell wall of some microorganisms.
[L. sacculus]

saccule

1. a little bag or sac; a small, pouchlike cavity.
2. the smaller of the two divisions of the membranous labyrinth of the vestibule, which communicates with the cochlear duct by way of the ductus reuniens.

laryngeal saccule
sacculus laryngis.
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Laryngocele, laryngeal mucocele, large saccules and laryngeal saccular cysts: A developmental spectrum.
3) With this approach, the surgeon opens the saccule at its natural drainage point.
9) In the vestibular labyrinth, the highest concentrations of receptors were in the crista ampullaris and utricular macula, and the lowest levels were in the macula of the saccule.
Laryngoceles arise as a result of a herniation of the saccule of the laryngeal ventricle of Morgagni secondary to a prolonged increase in intraglottic pressure.
A laryngeal saccule is a small diverticulum arising out of the laryngeal ventricle.
Laryngoceles occur when the laryngeal ventricle or its more distal saccule (appendix) becomes functionally obstructed as a result of an increase in intraglottic pressure, such as that caused by excessive coughing, playing a wind instrument, glass blowing, etc.
8] Most cases of BPPV are idiopathic and believed to be the result of spontaneous degenerative changes in the maculae of the utricle or saccule.
Laryngoceles are abnormal dilations or herniations of the laryngeal saccule.