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Related to membranous labyrinth: osseous labyrinth, bony labyrinth

labyrinth

(Complex), noun complexity, confused situation, difficulty, enigma, involvement, intricate state, knotty problem, maze, mystery, problem, puzzle, riddle, tangle

labyrinth

(Winding course), noun circuitous course, complex course, complexity, complicated arrangement, complication, convolution, involvement, maze, meander, meanderings, problem, puzzle, tortuousness course, winding path, windings and turnings
See also: ambiguity, complex, complication, confusion, entanglement, imbroglio, involution, snarl
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CT and MR imaging are considered complementary in diagnosis of LO, although MR is more sensitive for detecting early fibrous changes in the membranous labyrinth. The interpreting radiologist plays a vital role in early recognition of these changes and detailed description of the involved structures can help guide surgical therapy and improve patient outcomes.
Morphological and functional development of the membranous labyrinth in the opossum.
Many experts on Meniere's disease think that a rupture of the membranous labyrinth allows the endolymph to mix with perilymph, another inner ear fluid that occupies the space between the membranous labyrinth and the bony inner ear.
[sup][1],[14] The difference in these approaches is that resurfacing only repairs the bone dehiscence, whereas plugging repairs the dehiscence with occlusion of the membranous labyrinth lumen of the SSC.
* In figure 1, a rigid tube with elastic caps represents a fluid-filled bony and membranous labyrinth.

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