Author(s): Spoendlin H
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Abstract The process of retrograde secondary degeneration is described and its mechanism, discussed. The extent of degeneration following transection of the central or peripheral axon and following various types of damage to the organ of Corti, including the time course of degeneration, is presented in animal experimentation and human temporal bones. Of greatest practical importance is secondary neuronal degeneration induced by alteration in the organ of Corti. The effect of damage to the outer hair cells, inner hair cells, supporting structures in the Corti, and nerve endings or peripheral dendrites is analyzed and related to different types of inner ear disease.
This article was published in Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Suppl
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology