Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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Micro-endoscopic ear anatomy of guinea pig applied to experimental surgery

Barros, Bruno Borges de CarvalhoAndrade, José Santos Cruz deGarcia, Leandro BorboremaPifaia, Gustavo RibeiroCruz, Oswaldo Laércio MendonçaOnishi, Ektor TsuneoPenido, Norma de Oliveira

PURPOSE: To describe topographic and endoscopic anatomy of guinea pig ear for development of surgical approaches in experimental studies. METHODS: Experimental study. Eight adult guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) were used in this study. Four animals were described through endoscopic view and four animals were used to describe topographic anatomy. RESULTS: The main structures of middle ear were well identified through endoscopy view: oval and round window, ossicles and vascular structures. Temporal bone position, landmarks and its relations to skull are perceived with topographic description. CONCLUSION: Topographic anatomic description allowed exposition of temporal bone relations for external surgical approaches. Alternatively, grooves and middle ear structures were identified and may be used to transcanal accesses. .(AU)

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