Scutum

The scutum is a sharp bony spur that is formed by the superior wall of the external auditory canal and the lateral wall of the tympanic cavity. It forms the lateral margin of Prussak space.

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History and etymology

The name scutum derives from the Latin word for shield.

Anatomy: Head and neck
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Article information

rID: 10517
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
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