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a small, empty space or cavity.
The upper portion of the tympanic cavity or middle ear above the tympanic membrane; it contains the head of the malleus and the body of the incus.
Etymology: Gk, epi + tympanon, drum
the area of the tympanic cavity cranial to the tympanic membrane. It contains the upper half of the malleus and greater part of the incus. Also called attic.
ep·i·tym·pan·ic re·cess(ep'i-tim-pan'ik rē'ses) [TA]
The upper portion of the tympanic cavity above the tympanic membrane; it contains the head of the malleus and the body of the incus.
Hyrtl,Joseph, Austrian anatomist, 1810-1894.
Hyrtl anastomosis - Synonym(s): Hyrtl loop
Hyrtl epitympanic recess - the upper portion of the tympanic cavity above the tympanic membrane. Synonym(s): epitympanic recess; Hyrtl recess
Hyrtl foramen - an occasional foramen in the sphenoid bone through which passes the motor portion of the trigeminal nerve. Synonym(s): porus crotaphytico-buccinatorius
Hyrtl loop - a communicating loop between the right and left hypoglossal nerves. Synonym(s): Hyrtl anastomosis
Hyrtl recess - Synonym(s): Hyrtl epitympanic recess
Hyrtl sphincter - a band, generally incomplete, of circular muscular fibers in the rectum about 10 cm above the anus (upper rectal ampulla).
emanating from or pertaining to the eardrum.