scala vestibuli

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 [ska´lah] (L.)
a ladderlike structure, especially any of various passages of the cochlea.
scala me´dia cochlear duct.
scala tym´pani the part of the cochlea below the spiral lamina.
scala vesti´buli the part of the cochlea above the spiral lamina.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sca·la ves·tib·'u·li

the division of the spiral canal of the cochlea lying on the apical side of the spiral lamina and vestibular membrane or of scala media.
Synonym(s): vestibular canal
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

scala vestibuli

n. pl. scalae vestibulorum (-lôr′əm)
The uppermost of the three divisions of the spiral cavity winding around the modiolus of the cochlea in the inner ear. It is filled with perilymph and receives vibrations from the stapes.
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sca·la ves·tib·u·li

(skā'lă ves-tib'yū-lī) [TA]
The division of the spiral canal of the cochlea lying on the apical side of the spiral lamina and vestibular membrane.
Synonym(s): vestibular canal.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

scala vestibuli

A fluid-filled passage in the cochlea running on the outside of the cochlear duct from the oval window in the middle ear to the HELICOTREMA where it communicates with the scala tympani.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

scala vestibuli

the upper chamber of the cochlea in mammals, filled with perilymph. It lies between REISSNER'S MEMBRANE and the wall of the bony canal and connects with the SCALA TYMPANI via the helicotrema.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The second turn shows diminishing of the upper part of the turn, indicating that the electrode is in the scala vestibuli position.
The star indicates the scala vestibuli in the basal turn.
The stiffness and incidence of insertion trauma resulting in deviation of the electrode array from the ST vertically into the scala media or scala vestibuli are summarized in Table 2.
Inner ear injury caused by air intrusion to the scala vestibuli of the cochlea.
For this reason, scala vestibuli insertion, cochlear drill out techniques, and double or split array cochlear implants are used in various cases [8].
Surgical implications of perimodiolar cochlear implant electrode design: avoiding intracochlear damage and scala vestibuli insertion.