Scarpa's ganglion

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Nerve: Scarpa's ganglion
Latin ganglion vestibulare
ganglion scarpa
Gray's p.906
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The vestibular nerve ganglion (also called Scarpa's ganglion) is the ganglion of the vestibular nerve. It contains the cell bodies of the bipolar primary afferent neurons whose peripheral processes form synaptic contact with hair cells of the vestibular sensory end organs.

It is named for Antonio Scarpa.[1][2]

At birth, it is already close to its final size.[3]


  1. ^ synd/2928 at Who Named It?
  2. ^ A. Scarpa. Anatomicarum annotationum. 2 volumes, Modena and Pavia, 1779, 1785. 2nd edition, Milano, 1792.
  3. ^ Sato H, Sando I, Takahashi H (September 1992). "Three-dimensional anatomy of human Scarpa's ganglion". Laryngoscope 102 (9): 1056–63. doi:10.1288/00005537-199209000-00018. PMID 1518353. 

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