Vestibular duct

The vestibular duct or scala vestibuli is a perilymph-filled cavity inside the cochlea of the inner ear that conducts sound vibrations to the cochlear duct.

Vestibular duct
Inner ear, with vestibular duct labeled near bottom.
Cross section of the cochlea.
LatinScala vestibuli
Anatomical terminology

It is separated from the cochlear duct by Reissner's membrane and extends from the vestibule of the ear to the helicotrema where it joins the tympanic duct.

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    • Slide from University of Kansas
    • Diagram at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
    • Image at University of New England (United States)

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