Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The cochlea is part of the inner ear osseous labyrinth found in the petrous temporal bone

Gross anatomy

The cochlea is a shell-shaped spiral that turns between two-and-a-half and two-and-three-quarters times around the modiolus (a central column of bone). 


Related pathology

Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 36830
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Cochlear anatomy

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