Residual mesenchyme in temporal bones of children.

  title={Residual mesenchyme in temporal bones of children.},
  author={L Kasemsuwan and Patricia A. Schachern and Michael Mauro Paparella and Chap T. Le},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={106 8},
The role of mesenchyme in the temporal bone is still poorly understood. A microscopic study of residual mesenchyme was undertaken in temporal bones of children from birth to 5 years of age. Residual mesenchyme was found to be located in the mastoid antrum and epitympanum more often than in the mesotympanum. The amount of mesenchymal tissue remaining in the temporal bones decreased with increasing age. Persistence of mesenchyme in the temporal bone was related to congenital morphologic ear… CONTINUE READING
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