Figure 1 : Inner structure and outer shape of human otoconia.

(A) 3-D-model of the belly/branch-architecture showing the belly (light-coloured) and the 3+3 branches (dark) meeting close to the center of symmetry of the otoconium. The terminal planes representing the end faces of the branches at both sides of the otoconium are turned towards each other by 60°.
(B) ESEM-image of a single intact human otoconium. High vacuum (HV), 15 kV. Scale bar (B): 5 μm [11].

Walther et al.Journal of Histology & Histopathology  2015 2:19DOI : 10.7243/2055-091X-2-19