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Oval Window

Descriptions of Oval Window

Oval Window: fenestra that has the base of the stapes attached to it
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Oval Window

Oval Window: The oval window is a hole, or orifice, between the middle ear and the inner ear. The oval window is covered by a membrane and transmits vibrations from the stapes in the air-filled middle ear into the fluid-filled inner ear.

Sound waves travel through the outer ear, into the middle ear where they cause vibration of the tympanic membrane. These vibrations are then transmitted through the auditory bones and into the cochlea of the inner ear. In the inner ear, sound vibrations are converted into electrical impulses and carried by the 8th cranial nerve to the brain.

Conditions that can afflict the oval window include congenital absence of the oval window, rupture of the oval window, otitis media, strep infection, and trauma.

Closely Related Organs: Oval Window

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Oval Window:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Oval Window

The following conditions are related to the organ: Oval Window:

  • Congenital absence of the oval window
  • Rupture of the oval window
  • Otitis media
  • Strep infection
  • Trauma

Other Names: Oval Window

The following are other names for the organ: Oval Window:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Oval Window

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Oval Window:

  • Ear pain
  • Tugging at ear in small children
  • Fever
  • Drainage of fluid or pus from ear
  • Decreased hearing
  • Feeling of pressure in ear

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