Normal Ear

  • L. Michaels
Part of the Current Histopathology book series (CUHI, volume 16)


Useful information is obtained by examination of the temporal bone, even 20 h after death and longer, particularly for studies of the bone or connective tissue structures. For examination of the membranous labyrinth, perilymphatic space perfusion with fixative soon after death is necessary (see below).


Hair Cell Temporal Bone Tympanic Membrane Outer Hair Cell Basilar Membrane 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Michaels, L., Wells, M. and Frohlich, A. (1 983). A new technique for the study of temporal bone pathology. Clin. Otolaryngol., 8, 77–85.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    lurato, S., Bredberg, G. and Bock, G. (1 982). Functional Histopathology of the Human A udio - vestibular Organ. Euro data Hearing Project. (Commission of the European Communities).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Johnson, L. G. and Hawkins, J. E. (1967). A direct approach to cochlear anatomy and pathology in man. Arch. Otolaryngol., 85, 599–613.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Michaels, L. (1989). The biology of cholesteatoma. Otolaryngol, din. N. Am., 22, 869–881.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Sade, J. (1966). Middle ear mucosa. Arch. Otolaryngol., 84, 137–143.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Lim, D., Jackson, D. and Bennett, J. (1975). Human middle ear corpuscles-a light and electron microscopical study. Laryngoscope, 85, 1725–1737.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© L. Michaels 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Michaels
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Histopathology Institute of Laryngology and OtologyUniversity College and Middlesex School of MedicineLondonEngland

Personalised recommendations