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endolymph

[′en·də‚limf]
(physiology)
The lymph fluid found in the membranous labyrinth of the ear.
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Evaluation of endolymphatic hydrops using 3-T MRI after intravenous gadolinium injection.
Among the temporal bones of donors diagnosed with definitive MD [18], endolymphatic hydrops was found to occur in the cochlea.
The detailed localization pattern of Na+/[K.sup.+]/2Cl- cotransporter type 2 and its related ion transport system in the rat endolymphatic sac.
Our hydrodynamic model is based on the relationship between the two fluidic systems in the inner ear: the perilymphatic system and the endolymphatic system.
[15] found a correlation between reduction of ear fullness and endolymphatic sac surgery, which has been suggested to have a possible relation between ear fullness and EH.
Based on our clinical experience and histopathologic studies, the two most common causes are viral endolymphatic labyrinthitis and middle ear/inner ear interaction:
Furthermore, pure tone audiometry that showed sensorineural hearing loss at high frequencies excluded a diagnosis of typical endolymphatic hydrops.
This condition is believed to be caused by an elevated level of endolymphatic pressure, which is likely due to poor absorption from the endolymphatic sac or excess secretion of endolymph, and results in distention of Reissner's membrane.
The disease is mostly associated with a small incorrectly positioned and dysfunctional endolymphatic sac [6, 7].
The increased signal was explainable in 12 patients: 9 had either ETD or effusion, 1 had metastatic breast cancer, and 1 had a history of recent endolymphatic sac surgery.
This is partially controlled by fluid secretion in the vestibular labyrinth, which is then absorbed into the endolymphatic sac, a process mediated by Slc26a4-encoded channels (26).
Cawthorne and Lindsay confirmed pathologically that Meniere's disease produces marked distension of endolymphatic labyrinth in the cochlea and vestibule.