Damage to the stria vascularis resulting in leakage of macromolecules from the capillaries has been indicated in research as undermining the endocochlear potential. Results indicate normal paracellular diffusion and caveolae-mediated transcytosis, suggesting normal permeability that does not necessitate pathology or undermine the endocochlear potential.
Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine
Cochlea; Stria vascularis; Microscopy, Fluorescence; Microscopy, Confocal
Ohlemiller, Kevin K.
Henson, Veronica E., "Normal cochlear lateral wall permeability to fluorescent macromolecules" (2013). Independent Studies and Capstones. Paper 660. Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine.