Cochlear aqueduct

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Aqueduct of cochlea
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Left temporal bone. Inferior surface. (Aquæductus cochleæ labeled at left, fifth from the top.)
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LatinAquaeductus cochleae
MeSHD003052
TAA15.3.03.058
FMA77822
Anatomical terms of bone

Medial to the opening for the carotid canal and close to its posterior border, in front of the jugular fossa, is a triangular depression; at the apex of this is a small opening, the aquaeductus cochleae (or cochlear aqueduct, or aqueduct of cochlea), which lodges a tubular prolongation of the dura mater establishing a communication between the perilymphatic space and the subarachnoid space, and transmits a vein from the cochlea to join the internal jugular vein.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 144 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)