Cochlear blood flow: Measurement techniques

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The measurement of inner ear blood flow and other microvascular variables is subject to unique technical problems which are compounded by methodological limitations. As a result, the interpretation of experimental results is often difficult. This report discusses the most important methods currently available for cochlear blood circulation measurements and the technical problems associated with their use. The use of a combination of measurements to resolve problems of interpretation is stressed. An extensive review of the pertinent literature is provided in relation to each method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-301
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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