Normal Anatomy  
SCANNING ELECTRON MICROGRAPH OF THE ORGAN OF CORTI
(Chinchilla)

SCANNING ELECTRON MICROGRAPH OF THE ORGAN OF CORTI
(Chinchilla)

Description : The tectorial membrane has retracted from the surface of the organ of Corti, and the stereocilia of the single row of inner hair cells and the three rows of outer hair cells can be seen.

There are two artifactual (chinchilla) fractures in the organ of Corti. Note the remnants of the spiral ligament, the stria vascularis, and Reissner's membrane.

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