Arterial blood supply to the auditory cortex of the chinchilla

J. Panesar, H. Hamrahi, N. Harel, N. Mori, R. J. Mount, R. V. Harrison

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Utilizing optical imaging we identified and named the arteries that supply the primary auditory cortex in the chinchilla (Chinchilla laniger). The primary auditory cortex is located 2-3 mm caudal to the medial cerebral artery and is supplied by it. Using corrosion casts and scanning electron microscopy we visualized the capillary networks in the auditory cortex and found regional variations in the densities of the capillary bed. We hypothesize that the uneven capillary densities observed in the auditory cortex correspond to neurologically more active areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)839-843
Number of pages5
JournalActa Oto-Laryngologica
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2001


  • Capillary network
  • Corrosion cast
  • Medial cerebral artery
  • Optical imaging
  • Primary auditory cortex


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