Diagram
Structures of the...
Structures of the ear canal
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  • Tympanic membrane - “ The tympanic membrane is a thin membrane that separates the external ear from the middle ear. It acts to transmit sound waves from air in the exte...”
  • Middle ear - “ The middle ear (or tympanic cavity) is an-air filled chamber in the petrous part of the temporal bone that is split into two parts: the tympanic c...”
  • Malleus - “ The malleus is the lateral most middle ear ossicle, located between the tympanic membrane and the incus. Gross anatomy The malleus has a head, n...”
  • Incus - “ The incus is the middle of the ossicles articulating with the head of the malleus anteromedially and the stapes inferomedially. Its parts include...”
  • Stapes - “ The stapes is the smallest and most medial of the middle ear ossicles. It has a base (foot piece / footplate) which seals the oval window and con...”
  • Inner ear - “ The inner ear refers to the bony labyrinth and its contents and the membranous labyrinth. It is divided into three sections: cochlea vestibule ...”
  • Cochlea - “ The cochlea is part of the inner ear osseous labyrinth found in the petrous temporal bone.  Gross anatomy The cochlea is a shell-shaped spiral t...”
  • Vestibule - “ The vestibule is an approximately 4 mm central chamber of the bony labyrinth. It is dominated by depressions housing the: utricle (elliptical rec...”
  • Eustachian tube - “ The Eustachian tube is the channel through which the tympanic cavity communicates with the nasopharynx. It is approximately 36 mm in length and is...”

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