Carotid plate

Last revised by Ciléin Kearns on 6 Apr 2023

The carotid plate is a thin (0.5 mm) bony plate that separates the carotid canal from the middle ear cavity (Figures 1 and 2).

Gross anatomy

The caroticotympanic artery perforates the carotid plate normally.

Related pathology

Disruption or dehiscence of the carotid plate may be seen in

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