Vestibular ganglion

The vestibular ganglion (also called Scarpa's ganglion) is the ganglion of the vestibular nerve. It is located inside the internal auditory meatus.

Vestibular ganglion
Latinganglion vestibulare
ganglion Scarpae
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The ganglion contains the cell bodies of the bipolar 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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