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Ear Overview
H. Ric Harnsberger, MD
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Abbreviations

    • Temporal bone (T-bone)
    • Middle ear (ME)
  • Definitions

    • Ossicles: 3 smallest bones in human body (malleus, incus, & stapes) in ME that amplify sound vibrations, conveying them from tympanic membrane (TM) to oval window
    • ME: 6-sided cavity between external ear & inner ear, containing 3 ossicles, 2 muscles, & opening to eustachian tube

IMAGING ANATOMY

  • Anatomy Relationships

    • Internal Contents

      CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

      • Clinical Importance

        EMBRYOLOGY

        • Embryologic Events

          • Practical Implications

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            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Temporal bone (T-bone)
              • Middle ear (ME)
            • Definitions

              • Ossicles: 3 smallest bones in human body (malleus, incus, & stapes) in ME that amplify sound vibrations, conveying them from tympanic membrane (TM) to oval window
              • ME: 6-sided cavity between external ear & inner ear, containing 3 ossicles, 2 muscles, & opening to eustachian tube

            IMAGING ANATOMY

            • Anatomy Relationships

              • Internal Contents

                CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

                • Clinical Importance

                  EMBRYOLOGY

                  • Embryologic Events

                    • Practical Implications