Pars flaccida

The pars flaccida is the flaccid portion of the tympanic membrane and represents a small portion of the membrane.

It extends upwards from the anterior and posterior malleolar folds at the level of the lateral process of malleus. Hence, it sits between the scutum and malleus.

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rID: 10524
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tags: stub, refs, cases
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  • Flaccid portion of tympanic membrane

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