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Table 2 CMV-antigen and CD8 T-lymphocytes in the cochlea and in the vestibular apparatus in 9 fetuses with CMV-positive inner ear

From: Human fetal inner ear involvement in congenital cytomegalovirus infection

Case n° Cochlea Vestibular apparatus
  Organ of Corti Stria vascularis Reissner’s membrane Spiral ganglion Cochlear nerve Crista ampullaris Semicircular canals Saccule Utricule Vestibular ganglion
1 R NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
L N/+ P/++ N/+ N/++ N/+ N/+ N/+ N/+ P/+ N/++
2 R N/+ P/++ N/+ P/+ N/+ N/+ N/+ N/+ P/++ N/+
L P/+ P/+++ P/++ P/+ N/+ N/+ N/+ N/+ N/+ N/+
3 R N/- P/+ N/- N/- N/- N/- N/- N/- N/- N/-
L N/- P/+ P/- N/+ N/- P/+ P/+ N/- P/+ N/-
4 R N/+ P/++ N/++ N/+ N/+ N/+ N/- N/+ P/+ N/+
L N/- N/+ N/- N/- N/- N/- N/- N/- N/- N/+
5 R N/+ P/+++ P/++ N/+ N/+ P/+ N/+ N/++ N/++ P/+
L N/+ P/+++ P/+ N/+ N/+ P/++ N/+ N/++ N/++ P/+
6 R N/+ P/+ P/+ N/+ N/+ N/- N/- N/- N/- N/-
L N/- P/+ P/+ N/- N/- N/- N/- N/- P/+ N/-
7 R N/- P/+ N/- N/+ N/+ N/+ N/- N/+ N/+ N/+
L N/+ P/++ N/+ N/+ N/+ N/- N/- N/- N/- N/+
8 R N/- P/+ N/- N/+ N/+ N/+ N/- N/+ N/+ N/+
L N/- N/+ N/- N/- N/- N/- N/- N/- N/- N/+
9 R N/- P/++ N/+ N/+ N/+ N/+ N/- P/++ N/- N/+
  L N/+ P/++ P/+ N/+ N/+ N/+ N/- P/+ N/+ N/+
  1. NA not available; R right; L left; P CMV-positive; N CMV-negative; - no CD8 T-lymphocytes; + scanty CD8 T-lymphocytes; ++ numerous CD8 T-lymphocytes; +++ abundant CD8 T-lymphocytes.