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Medical Term:

cochlear branch of vestibulocochlear artery


Definition: terminal branch (with posterior vestibular branch) of vestibulocochlear artery; it anatomoses with a branch of the common cochlear artery forming the spiral modiolar artery; the cochlear branch specifically supplies the spiral ganglion and cochlear duct of the basal turn of the cochlea.

Synonym(s): ramus cochlearis arteriae vestibulocochlearisTA, cochlear branch of labyrinthine artery, ramus cochlearis arteriae labyrinthi

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