The early development of the membranous labyrinth in mammalian embryos with special reference to the endolymphatic duct and the utriculo-endolymphatic duct.код для вставкиСкачать
T H E EARLY DEVELOPMENT O F T H E MEMBRANOUS LABYRINTH IN MAMIIALIAN EMBRYOS, W I T H SPECIAL REFERENCE TO T H E ENDOLYNPHATIC DUCT AND T H E UTRICULOENDOLYMPHATIC DUCT BARRY J. ANSON Urpurtment of A n u t o m y , Northwestern University Mcdicul Scliool, Chicago TIIIRTY-TIIKEE FIGURES Several investigators have recently drawn attention to the manner in which, in the adult mammalian ear, the apposed epithelial walls of the utricle and of the endolymphatic duct constitute ‘a valve-like’ fold which, in projecting into the utricular cavity, guards an elliptical utriculo-endolymphatic communication. The importance of this fold in shaping the embryonic labyrinth has not, however, been appreciated ; yet certain other associated folds-although less conspicuous and no more essential-have been pointed to as the determining features in the conversioii of the otocyst into a vesicle possessing the subdivisions seen in the adult. It is our present purpose to consider the interrelations of the three folds, as well as the part played by each. In addition, we shall discuss the development of the specialized, and possibly functionally important, folds in the endolymphatic duct. MATERIAL AND METHODS The material for the general developmental study of thct ear, of which the current report is one phase, consisted of 205 selected series of mammalian embryos from the Harvard Coiitributioii 110. 198 f r o m the Anatomical Laboratory of Northwestern University Medical School. This study coiistitutes one aspect of an investigation conducted under the auspices of the American Otological Society. Paper read a t the New York City meetings of the American Associatiou of Anatomists, February, 1932. (Aiiat. Rec., vol. 52, pp. 2-3.) 15 T H E ANATOMICAL KLCORD, VOL. 59, NO . 1, A N D SUI’I’LEMENT 16 BARRY J. ANSON Embryological Collection, distributed among twelve species as follows: seventy series of human embryos, from 2.4 to 74 mm. in (CR) length; twenty-six of the cat, 4.6 to 39 mm.; five of the dog, 12.5 to 17 mm.; twenty-four of the rabbit, 3 to 33.8 mm. ; twelve of the guinea-pig, 3.5 to 30 mm. ; thirteen of the rat, 4.4 to 24.8 mm. ; one of the bat, 13.4 mm. ; twenty-three of the pig, 3.1 to 48 mm.; three of the calf, 14.2 to 25.2 mm.; seventeen of the sheep, 2.8 to 48.4 mm.; two of the deer, 9.8 to 18.6 mm.; ten of the opossum, 7.5 to 26 mm. The series of infant and of child were added from the collection at Northwestern. Numerous tracings from these series were then prepared with the Edinger projection apparatus, and the most favorable of these chosen f o r the figures. OBSERVATIONS AND DISCUSSION I n a recent publication (Anson, '34) it was pointed out that the otocyst becomes a n independent vesicle, freed from the outer cctoderm, in the embryo of 4 mm. (CR length), although the disrupted stalk of original connection remains as apposed protuberances of otocyst and epidermis, even in the 6.7-mm. embryo (op. cit., fig. 14). In the latter embryo, and representing a further step in a process apparent at 6.3 mm., the vesicle definitely possesses the dorsomcdial projection which is termed the endolymphatic appendage. This appendage is delimited from the vestibular part of the vesicle by a downward directed crease or ledge, the development of which is the first phase of a three-part process which coiiverts the simple otic vesicle into one consisting of three communicating chambers, namely, endolymphatic duct, utricle, and saccule. The vertical or dorsal crease, which is the primary one in order of appearance, is very evident in the 22.8-mm. human embryo (fig. 1, a t arrow I) while the medial one (at arrow 11) is not a s pronounced; the lateral ledge-which like the preceding is horizontal in plane-is also distinct (arrow 111). These folds in the vesicles of 22- and 28-mm. sheep embryos, were recognized by Roettcher (1869 a, figs. 11 and 12, Taf. TI),but their further development was not followed. I t is to DEVET,OPMENT OF MAMMATdIAN T>ARYRIN'PH 17 I Pigs. 1 to 7 Tracings of endolymphatic duct aud adjacent area of membranous labyriiitll from human series. Figures 1 to 4 and 7, X 3 7 ; 6 and 6, X 25. 1, 22.8 ~ u m . ;2, 29 mm.; 3 4 , 40 mm.; 5, infant, 4 months; 6, child, 3 years; 7, 36 mm.,a.v., auditory vesicle; caps, cartilagiuous otic capsule; c.d., cochlear duct ; cochl., coelilear p a r t of vesicle ; div., saccular diverticula; e.ap., endolympliatie appendage ; c d . , eiidolympliatic duct ; e.s., endolymphatic sac; ep., epidermis ; l.s.d., 1;rteral semicircular duct; m.t., medullary tube ; sac., saccule ; s . s . ~ . superior , semicircular duct; st., stapes; utr., utricle ; vest., vestibular p a r t of vesicle ; u.e.tl., utiiculo-cntlolympllatic duct; u.e.f., utricular fold ('valve) ; v., blood vessels. * Rugae, iii taiigeiitial section. Numbered arrows designate folds discussed in text 18 BARRY J. ANSON the encroachment of the last-formed, or lateral, ledge that the separation of the saccule and utricle is largely owing, according to the opinions of some investigators ; thus, Streeter ( ’06-’07, p. 165), in describing the subdivision of the primitive vesicle (in embryos between 18 and 20 mm.) describes the ingrowth of a horizontal partition which “ultimately reaches back to the entrance of the endolymphatic duct,” and “divides the orifice of that structure, thus affording it separate openings into the utricle and saccule” (see also Keibel, ’12, p. 267). To the lateral ledge Chatellier (’26) also drew attention, and named it the utriculo-saccular partition (‘cloison inter-utriculo-sacculaire’). We would now point out that initially the two horizontal ledges (lateral and medial) are directed into the vesicle toward each other, and that they are subsequently altered in position so that the medial shelf, even in the 22.8-mm. embryo, is carried caudalward (fig. 1, arrow 11) in relation to the lateral one (arrow 111)-a change more pronounced in the 40-mm. embryo (figs. 3 and 4,arrows I1 and 111); in this migration small saccular diverticula are likewise involved (figs. 1 and 3 ) . The dorsal shelf comes directly downward, at first toward the medial fold (fig. 1, arrows I and 11, respectively) ; subsequently (29 mm., fig. 2) it turns somewhat lateralward and overrides the shelf from the lateral wall (figs. 2 and 3, arrows I and 111,respectively). Thus, the widely communicating utricle, saccule, and endolymphatic duct of the 22.8-mm. embryo (fig. 1) are brought, a t the 40-mm. stage (fig. 4) into the definitive and permanent relationship obtaining in the adult ear-one in which the utricle does not communicate directly with the saccule, but with the latter through two intermediaries, tlie divergent utriculo-endolymphatic (or utricular ) and the utriculo-saccular (or saccular) ducts ; both of which appear as limbs of the endolymphatic duct and with it assume the form conventionally described as Y-shaped. The medial ledge o r shelf (fig. 4, arrow II), now carried ventralward, marks the line of separation between the nltriculo-saccular duct and the saccule itself. The dorsal fold remains a promi- DEVELOPMENT O F MAMMALIAN LABYRINTH 19 nent morphological feature, and in older series of the ear, when sectioned in favorable plane, appears to project into the utricle as an elongate shank (fig. 5 , infant; fig. 6, child). To this fold, in the ear of a 183-mm. human fetus, Bast ('28) directed attention, treating it as a particular structure, and regarding it as discoverable only in fortunate series;2 its position, he believed, indicated that the flap might, in narrowing or closing the orifice of the ultriculo-endolymphatic duct, control sudden changes of pressure within the endolymphatic system. Its form and its constancy of occurrence in man were established by the investigations of Wilson and Anson ( '29, two publications; twelve cases), and in mammals generally by those of Hoffman and Bast ('30; eleven species) and of Roberts ( '32; one species, sixty series). The succession of changes in the development of the membranous labyrinth in other mammals is very similar t o that observed in man. I n the 7-mm. embryo of the cat the dorsal fold is well developed (fig. 8, arrow I), already marking off the endolymphatic appendage, while the medial ledge is just apparent; the former ledge is pronounced in embryos of 10.6 mm., 14 mm., and 15 mm. (figs. 9 to 11),3 the medial one much less so. The lateral ledge, evident at 24.1 mm. (fig. 12, arrow 111),is approaching the medial fold (arrow 11); in extending over its dorsal aspect, and remaining ventral t o the utricular fold (arrow I),it is so situated as to subdivide the opening of the endolymphatic duct into the two portions, the upper one communicating with the utricle, the lower one with the saccule-a process accomplished in the 32.6-mm. and 39-mm. stages (figs. 13 and 14). The medial ledge finally attains a distinctly ventral position in relation to the lateral The structure was figured earlier, but without being named, by Boettcher (1869a, fig. 12, Taf. 2 ) , Wittmaack ('24, Abb. 3 ) , Portmaiin ('24, fig. 3 3 ) , Chatellier ('26, fig. 4), Kolmer ( ' 2 7 , Abb. 5 0 ) , Fischel ('29, Abb. 446), and others. The plane of sectiou is most favorable i n the series represented i n figure 10; the differing plane in the several frontal series accounts f o r the apparent discrepancy in size between labyrinths, t h a t in the 32.6-mm. embryo (fig. 13) appearing smaller than that in the 14-mm. (fig. 1 0 ) . 20 BARRY J. ANSON one (compare figs. 1 2 and 14). The three folds are present in the 12.5-mm. dog embryo (fig. IS), a stage developmentally similar to the 14-mm. cat embryo (fig. lo), as they a r e likewise in the 21-mm. embryo of the rabbit (fig. 1 9 ) ; in two older rabbit embryos, of 25 mm. and 29 mm. (figs. 20 and 21) the Figs. 8 t o 21. X 37. Cat: 8, 7 mm.; 9, 10.6 mm.; 10, 14 min.; 11, 15 mm.; 12, 24.1 mm.; 13, 32.6 mni.; 14-16, 39 mm.; 16, 3 1 mm. Guinea-pig: 17, 18.5 nim. Dog: 18, 12.5 mm. Rabbit: 19, 21 mm.; 20, 25 mm.; 21, 29 mm. DEVELOPMENT O F MAMMALIAN LABYRINTH 21 manner in which the lateral and dorsal folds approach each other is again illustrated. I n pig embryos from 15 to 48 mm. in length the same evolution occurs; a t 15 mm. (fig. 22) the dorsal and the medial folds mark off the utriculo-endolymphatic duct; the second fold at 20 mm. (fig. 2 3 ) is deeper, and the proximal extremity of ihe endolymphatic duct correspondingly more incurved; it is even more cnrwd in the 32- Figs. 22 t o 33. X 37. Pig: 22, 15 niin.; 23, 20 mm.; 24, 32 mm.; 25, 48 mm. E:tt: 26, 15.1 min.; 27, 20.5 inin.; 28, 22.8 nim.; 29, 21.8 m n ~ . Opossum: 80, 13 mm. Shecp: 31, 18 m m . ; 32, 25 mm.; 33, 34.2 mm. 22 BARRY J. ANSON mm. embryo (fig. 24), while toward it, and somewhat dorsal to it, the lateral fold is pressing toward the orifice of the endolymphatic duct, there to pass beneath, and, in the 48-mm. embryo (fig. 251, to underlie, the medial fold, and thus to convert a n originally wide, single, communication between utricle and saccule (fig. 22) into two slender ducts, by which, through the intermediation of a third (the endolymphatic duct) the two main chambers remain in communication. The initial step in the same process is seen in r a t embryos between 15.1 and 22.8 mm. (figs. 26, 27, and 28), while the whole succession may be found in sheep embryos of 18, 25, and 34.2 mm. (figs. 31, 32, and 33), to the first of which the 13-mm. opossum (fig. 30) corresponds ~ l o s e l y . ~ The endolymphatic duct does not remain a smooth-walled tube a s it is found in the 22.8-mm. human embryo (fig. 1); in the slightly older stage, 29 mm., the lining of the wall of the tube in its proximal portion is rendered irregnlar by the development of low rugae (fig. 2). I n the embryo of 40 mm. (figs. 3 and 4, a t asterisks) the rugosities arc taller, and a r e likewise prominent in a slightly earlier stage, the 36-mm. embryo (fig. 7 ; folds here and in figs. 2, 3, and 4 cut transversely to their long axes5) ; such folds were observed in sixteen additional series of human embryos, in the 39-mm. and the 31-mm. embryos of the cat (figs. 14 and 16, respectively), but not in the other mammals studied.6 ' I n addition to the series from which sections are shown i n the figures (figs. 1 to 6, 8 to 14, 18 t o 28, 30 t o 33) the valve may be seen cut at advantageous plane in the following: man, 32 mm.; eat, 12 mm.; dog, 17 mm.; rabbit, 33.8 mm.; rat, 24.8 mm.; pig, 10 mm.; sheep, 13 mm. and 12 mm. (ser. 648, 404, 2053, 239, 1797, 401, 1345, 1342, respectively). The plaits or rugae, as models prepared from several of the embryological beries prove, pass ill longitudinal direction within the duct. 'In addition t o the scries from wliich sections are shown i n figures 2, 3, 4, 7, 14, and 16, the following series display the longitudinal folds i n the proximal portion of the endolymphatic duct: man, 45 mm., 44.3 mm., 42 mm., 37 mm., 31 mm., 30 mm., 29 mm., 27 mm., 23 mm., and 24 mm. (series 2128, 1611, 841, 820, 2043, 913, 914, 2248, 2042, 24, respectivrly). They are less well marked in the following earlier stages: 23 mm. ( t w o series), 22.8 mm. (two series), 22 mm. a i d 19.3 mni. (ser. 2045, 204G, 737, 871, 851, 1597, respectively) ; they are wanting in the cmbrjos of 19 mm., 17.5 mm., 16 mm., 15 mm., 14.5 mm., 14.1 mm., 12 mm. (ser. 819, 2155, 2095, 2051, 1003, 2156, 816, respectively) and in other still younger stages. DEVELOPMENT O F MAMMALIAN LABYRINTH 23 The wall of the distal portion of the endolymphatic appendage, or, more specifically, of the saccus, is likewise rugose in some of the embyological series studied; in the cat embryo of 39 mm. (fig. 15) the dorsal wall, or roof, of the endolymphatic sac is rather deeply infolded, as is the corresponding area in the 18.5-mm. embryo of the guinea-pig (fig. 1 7 ) , and of the 21.8-mm. rat embryo (fig. 29) ;? rugae are not yet present in any of the human series examined.* The rugae-proximal and distal-are, in primordial form, the abundant ridges found in the ears of adult mammals. Guild (’27 a ) described and figured them as seen in sections of the ductus and saccus of the adult guinea-pig where they possess a regionally specialized epithelium and a subjacent ‘ I n addition to the series from which sections a r e shown iii the figures (cat, fig. 15; guinea-pig, fig. 17; rat, fig. 29) the following series of the cat display the plicate invaginations i n the distal portioii of the eiidolymphatic duct: 39 mm., 32.6 mm., 31 mm. (two series), 24 mm., 23.1 mm. aqd 19 mm. (series 368, 505, 527, 500, 467, 466, 1985, respectively). Such invaginatioils are waiitiiig in the following series of the cat: 24.1 mm., 17 mm., 15.6 mm., 15 mm. (two series) (ser. 468, 492, 1983, 436, 438, respectively), and in additional younger stages. They are present i n the followiiig series of the rabbit: 33.8 mm., 29 mm., 25 mm., 22 mm., 2 1 mm. (series 239, 172, 169, 237, 738, respectively) ; they are inconsiderable i n the 12.5-mm. embryo (series 160) and waiitiiig in the 10-mm. (series 155). They occur in the 30-mm. guinea-pig (series 1779), iu the rats of 24.4 mm. (series 1708) and 22.8 mm. (series 1941), but are not yet present in the 20.5-mm. embryo (series 1806). Slight distal irregularities are seen i n pig embryos of 48 mm., 36 mm., 32 mm., and 20 mm. (series 2041, 2087, 74, 542, respectively). There are nolie i n the 25.2-mm. calf (series 1 6 8 8 ) ; there are slight ones in 48.4-mm. sheep (series 1696), b u t none in the sheep of 34.2 mm. (series 1692), o r in earlier stages. They are preseiit i n the 26-mm. and 23.5-mm. opossum embryos (series 2077 and 2096, respectively). * The remarkable similarity i n labyriiithiiie morphology i n mammalian embryos militates, we believe, against Doctor Streeter’s criticism ( ’27) of the notion of ground-plans i n aiiimal structure; resort to the use of schemata has uot been necessary in illustratiug the developmental stages of the auditory vesicle in mammals, siiiee our actual tracings of sections possess the simplicity of diagrams, and display negligible departures from a form which could readily be selected as ‘archetypal.’ The same opiiiioii was expressed by the present author (Anson, ’ 2 7 ) at the Nashville meeting of the American Association of Anatomists, f o r which Doctor Streeter ’s paper constituted the presidential address ; the recurrence of epidermal thiekeiiiiigs about the oral orifice, and of ‘lips,’ among the classes of vertebrates was regarded as an evidence of homology within the limits of Daiiforth’s definition of t h a t term (Anson, ’29). T H E ANATOMICAL RECORD, VOL. 59, N O . 1, A N D SUPPLENENT 24 BARRY J. A N S O N vascular stroma ; to the vascularized processes, upon abundant experimental evidence, Guild ( ’27 b) ascribed the function of resorption of the endolymph. They were, as seen in man, described by Sterzi ( ’lo), and much earlier, with admirable figures, by Boettcher (1869 a, fig. 22, Taf. IV, cat ; 1869 b, Taf. viiic, adult cat and human newborn). That the projections in man are actually elongate plaits and not simply villuslike hummocks (as they appear in sections) has been shown recently by means of wax reconstructions (Anson and Wilson, ’30).s L I T E R A T U R E CITED ANSON, B. J. 1927 The comparative aiiatomy of the lips and labial villi. (Abstract.) Nashville meeting, Am. Assoc. Anat., Anat. Rec., vol. 35, pp. 2-3. 1929 The comparative anatomy of the lips and labial villi of vertebrates. J. Morph. and Physiol., vol. 47, pp. 335-413. ANSON,B. J., AND W. T. 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