Carotid plate

The carotid plate, also known as the tympanic plate, is a thin (0.5 mm) bony plate that separates the carotid canal from the middle ear cavity.

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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Article information

rID: 65297
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tympanic plate

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