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Nerve: Scarpa's ganglion
Latin ganglion vestibulare
Gray's subject #203 906
MeSH [1]

The vestibular nerve ganglion (also called Scarpa's ganglion) is the ganglion of the vestibular nerve. It contains the cell bodies of the bipolar primary afferent neurons whose peripheral processes form synaptic contact with hair cells of the vestibular sensory end organs.

It is named for Antonio Scarpa.[1][2]


  1. Who Named It synd/2928
  2. A. Scarpa. Anatomicarum annotationum. 2 volumes, Modena and Pavia, 1779, 1785. 2nd edition, Milano, 1792.

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