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- lateral: pars flaccida of the tympanic membrane and the scutum
- medial: neck of the malleus
- superior: lateral malleal ligament fold
- inferior: lateral (short) process of the malleus
Pars flaccida cholesteatoma, acquired or congenital, typically begins in Prussak space before extending and invading the surrounding structures.
History and etymology
It is named after Aleksandr Fedorovich Prussak (1839-1897), Russian otologist who described the detailed anatomy of the space in 1867 2-4.
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- 2. Proctor B. Alexander Prussak. (1968) The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology. 77 (2): 344-9. doi:10.1177/000348946807700219 - Pubmed
- 3. Palva T, Northrop C, Ramsay H. Aeration and drainage pathways of Prussak's space. (2001) International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology. 57 (1): 55-65. Pubmed
- 4. Mchedlidze TP, Chkannikov AN. [Aleksandr Fedorovich Prussak--the first Russian professor of otiatrics (on the 150th anniversary of his birth)]. (1990) Vestnik otorinolaringologii. Pubmed