A transparent model of the human scala tympani cavity.

@article{Rebscher1996ATM,
  title={A transparent model of the human scala tympani cavity.},
  author={S J Rebscher and N Talbot and Walter Bruszewski and Melanie Heilmann and J Brasell and Michael Merzenich},
  journal={Journal of neuroscience methods},
  year={1996},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={105-14}
}
A dimensionally accurate clear model of the human scala tympani has been produced to evaluate the insertion and position of clinically applied intracochlear electrodes for electrical stimulation. Replicates of the human scala tympani were made from low melting point metal alloy (LMA) and from polymethylmeth-acrylate (PMMA) resin. The LMA metal casts were embedded in blocks of epoxy and in clear silicone rubber. After removal of the metal alloy, a cavity was produced that accurately models the… CONTINUE READING