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Reicherts cochlear recess

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Reichert's cochlear recess --> cochlear recess

A small depression on the inner wall of the vestibule of the labyrinth at the portion of the pyramid of vestibule, between the two limbs into which the vestibular crest divides posteriorly; it is perforated by foramina giving passage to fibres which the cochlear branch of the vestibulocochlear nerve sends to the posterior extremity of the cochlear duct.

Synonym: recessus cochlearis, reichert's cochlear recess.