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spiral modiolar artery


Definition: artery paralleling the spiral ganglion in the root of the spiral lamina of the modiolus, serving the ganglion and the cochlear ducts and its contents; the artery forms by contributions from the common cochlear artery (serving the apical two turns of the cochlea) and the cochlear branch of the vestibulocochlear artery (serving the basal turn).

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