epitympanic

ep·i·tym·pan·ic

(ep'i-tim-pan'ik),
Pertaining to the epitympanum.

epitympanic

/epi·tym·pan·ic/ (-tim-pan´ik)
1. situated upon or over the tympanum.
2. pertaining to the epitympanum (epitympanic recess).

ep·i·tym·pan·ic

(ep'i-tim-pan'ik)
Above, or in the upper part of, the tympanic cavity or membrane.

epitympanic

emanating from or pertaining to the eardrum.

epitympanic recess
see attic.
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True tympanic membrane measurement reflects central compartment blood temperature by direct perfusion via the carotid artery, but requires an epitympanic contact thermistor, which is rarely available in the field and influenced by ambient temperature if incorrectly placed and not insulated.
Now epitympanic area was dissected with the help of curettage for proper visualisation of head of malleus, body and short process of incus.
They also discuss endoscopic approaches to middle ear cholesteatomas, combined endoscopic-microscopic middle ear surgery for cholesteatoma, endoscopic treatment of severe attic retraction and epitympanic and retrotympanic cholesteatoma, endoscopic treatment of cholesteatoma with antral extension, endoscopic myringoplasty, endoscopic transcanal stapes surgery, endoscopic removal of middle ear neoplasms, the endoscopic transcanal approach to the inner ear and petrous apex, combined approaches to petrous apex and inner ear diseases, and the endoscopic endonasal approach to the petrous apex.
Precholesteatoma was also defined as the development of an epitympanic retraction pocket or that of a facial recess retraction pocket after the surgical opening of the facial recess [24].
Axial (Image A) and coronal (Image B and C) HRCT images showed as non-dependent soft tissue density lesion in right Prussak's space extending into right epitympanic space after eroding right scutum.
A 5 x 5-mm cystic lesion was noted in the anterior epitympanic space abutting on the tympanic segment of the facial nerve.
The outcome of untreated epitympanic CSOM is more uncertain and may end in serious complications than the natural history of Tubo-tympanic CSOM.
associated with another congenital ossicular chain anomaly (38%), followed by isolated stapes ankylosis (31%), epitympanic fixation (14%), congenital aplasia or severe dysplasia of the oval or round window (9%), and discontinuity of the ossicular chain (8%).
Intraoperatively, a large cholesteatoma sac was found filling the antrum and extending to the mesotympanic and epitympanic areas.
By 35 weeks, a bony ridge has formed that separates the geniculate ganglion from the epitympanic rim.