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Scanning electron microscopic study of the cat papilla neglecta

  • T. Hoshino
  • A. Kodama
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The papilla neglecta in the cat vestibule was studied under a scanning electron microscope. This papilla appears as a small mound of cells on the utricle near the posterior semicircular canal crista. The number of sensory hair bundles on the papilla ranged from 11–64 in 7 ears examined (average, 37). Although this crista-like endorgan was regularly found in the cat, its function may not be important in that the number of sensory hair cells is only 1/150 of those counted on guinea pig posterior semicircular canal crista.

Key words

Papilla neglecta Histology Scanning electron microscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Hoshino
    • 1
  • A. Kodama
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyTeikyo University School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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