bony labyrinth


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bony labyrinth

[′bō·nē ′lab·ə‚rinth]
(anatomy)
The system of canals within the otic bones of vertebrates that houses the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear.
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The bony labyrinth of the inner ear is made up of the cochlea, the major organ of hearing, the vestibule and the three semicircular canals which sense head motion and provide input to synchronize movement with visual stimuli.
Posterosuperior tract which starts in the mastoid and runs behind or above the bony labyrinth to the petrous apex, subarcuate pass through the arch of superior semicircular canal to reach the apex.
In patient 1, to gain further access to the petrous apex, sequential removal of the bony labyrinth was performed with advancing compression of the membranous labyrinth in an attempt to preserve hearing.
A "bony labyrinth" houses the inner ear, which contains sense organs for perceiving sound, movement, and spatial orientation.