Mastoid antrum

Mastoid antrum
Bone: Mastoid antrum
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Coronal section of right temporal bone. ("Tympanic antrum" labeled at upper left.)
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The medial wall and part of the posterior and anterior walls of the right tympanic cavity, lateral view. ("Mastoid antrum" labeled at upper left, in dark circle.)
Latin antrum mastoideum
Gray's subject #230 1042

The mastoid antrum (tympanic antrum, antrum mastoideum, Valsalva's antrum) is a cavity in the petrous portion of the temporal bone, communicating posteriorly with the mastoid cells and anteriorly with the epitympanic recess of the middle ear via the aditus to mastoid antrum (entrance to the mastoid antrum).

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