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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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Endolymphatic sac tumor: Case report and review of the literature.
Older theories of ELH postulated that obstructions to the flow of endolymph, from its production by the stria vascularis, passing through the endolymphatic duct (ELD), to its resorption in the endolymphatic sac (ELS), lead to the development of ELH [49].
We generated a new mutant mouse that expresses SLC26A4 in the endolymphatic sac, but not in the cochlea or the vestibular organs of the inner ear," Wangemann said.
1985) Immunological analysis of IgG and other protein fractions in endolymph obtained from endolymphatic sac of Meniere patients and control.
Type I--the presence of a cystic cochlea which lacks a central modiolus or interscalar septae; the vestibule is separate and usually dilated; the outer dimensions of the cochlea are normal; and the endolymphatic duct and sac are usually normal.
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.
Endolymphatic sac tumors: The endolymphatic sac is located in the inner ear within the vestibular aqueduct.
Meniere's disease or other forms of endolymphatic hydrops.
AVIRAL endolymphatic labyrinthitis is one of the causes of sudden deafness and can be extremely distressing for the sufferer.
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.
Named after French physician Prosper Meniere who first described the syndrome in 1861, Meniere's disease is now also referred to as endolymphatic hydrops.