Anatomy of the guinea pig temporal bone.


GOKSU N., HAZIROGLU R., KEMALOGLU Y. K. , KARADEMIR N., BAYRAMOGLU İ. , AKYILDIZ N.

The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, cilt.101, sa.8, ss.699-704, 1992 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 101 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 1992
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/000348949210100814
  • Dergi Adı: The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.699-704

Özet

The middle ear of guinea pigs has long been used for experimental studies, but no detailed information about its temporal bone anatomy is available. In 18 adult guinea pigs, the temporal bone, eustachian tube, and inner ear anatomy, in addition to the anatomy of the middle ear, were investigated under the dissection microscope. In addition to properties of the eardrum, ossicles, air cell system, and cochlea previously described, the appearance of Huschke's foramen and the crista stapedis in an adult guinea pig ear, the structure of the eustachian tube, the architecture of the internal auditory canal, and the communication of the mastoid cells with the tympanic bulla are described. Differences and similarities among guinea pigs, other experimental animals, and humans are discussed to show the advantages and disadvantages of the guinea pig ear for experimentation.