Prussak space is a subcomponent of the lateral epitympanic space and extends from the level of the scutum to the umbo. This space is best demonstrated on the oblique coronal image. 

Gross anatomy

  • lateral: pars flaccida of the tympanic membrane
  • medial: neck of the malleus 
  • superior: lateral malleal ligament fold
  • inferior: lateral (short) process of the malleus 

Related pathology

Pars flaccida cholesteatomas, acquired or congenital, typically begin in the Prussak space before extending and invading the surrounding structures.

Head and neck anatomy
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Article information

rID: 25952
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tags: stub, refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Prussak's space

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