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Middle Ear-Mastoid
Philip R. Chapman, MD; H. Ric Harnsberger, MD
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Abbreviations

    • Middle ear (ME)
    • Temporal bone (T-bone)
    • Tympanic membrane (TM)
    • Facial nerve (CNVII)
  • Definitions

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

IMAGING ANATOMY

  • Anatomy Relationships

    • Internal Contents

      ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

      • Questions

        EMBRYOLOGY

        • Embryologic Events

          • Practical Implications

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            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Middle ear (ME)
              • Temporal bone (T-bone)
              • Tympanic membrane (TM)
              • Facial nerve (CNVII)
            • Definitions

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

            IMAGING ANATOMY

            • Anatomy Relationships

              • Internal Contents

                ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

                • Questions

                  EMBRYOLOGY

                  • Embryologic Events

                    • Practical Implications