Classifications of tunnel-like structure of human petrotympanic fissure by cone beam CT

Abstract

The discomallear ligament (DML) runs through a narrow space of bony petrotympanic fissure, which joins the articular disc of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the malleus in the tympanic cavity. Previous report suggest that an anatomical feature gives rise to TMJ pain and dysfunction. Recently, the movement of the malleus caused by hypertension on the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00276-008-0327-4

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