Spiral cochlear ganglion

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spiral cochlear ganglion --> spiral ganglion of cochlea

An elongated ganglion of bipolar sensory nerve cell bodies on the cochlear part of the vestibulocochlear nerve in the spiral canal of the modiolus; each ganglion cell gives rise to a peripheral process that passes between the layers of the bony spiral lamina to the organ of Corti, and a central axon that enters the hindbrain as a component of the inferior (cochlear) root of the eighth nerve.

Synonym: ganglion spirale cochleae, auditory ganglion, cochlear ganglion, corti's ganglion, spiral cochlear ganglion.