By Myles L. Pensak, Daniel I. Choo

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Laryngoscope 1987; 97 Suppl 40: 2–14 [13] Bast TH, Anson BJ. The Temporal Bone and the Ear. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1949 [14] Gasser RF, Shigihara S, Shimada K. Three-dimensional development of the facial nerve path through the ear region in human embryos. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 1994; 103: 395–403 25 Basic Science 2 Principles of Clinical Audiology and Assessment of Auditory Physiology Robert W. Keith, Jennifer A. Ratigan, and Daniel I. 1 Introduction The physiology of the auditory system is complex, and our understanding of how the system functions is not yet complete.

Fig. 22 shows a section cut 2 mm inferior to the previous one, with its corresponding axial CT scan, which demonstrate the following from lateral to medial: ● The roof of the external auditory canal (EAC) 14 ● ● ● ● ● Prussak’s space (PS), located lateral to the neck of the malleus and the body of the incus. Its lateral wall is formed by the outer attic wall. The head of the malleus (M) and the short process (SP) of the incus. The cochleariform process (CP) is clearly seen in relation to the tympanic segment of the facial nerve.

18 The tympanic membrane (TM) is transected at the level of the umbo. The body of the incus (IN) is seen in the epitympanum. The bony horizontal semicircular canal (HSC) projects into the posterior epitympanum and aditus. The ampullated end of the superior canal is situated in close proximity to the ampullated end of the horizontal canal. The incus lenticular (L) process (shown sectioned from body of incus) articulates with the stapes capitulum (SC). The basal turn of the cochlea with the scala tympani (ST) exposed and spiral lamina (SL) This section is sectioned through the IAC such that the contents of the anterior compartment are readily seen.

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