handle of malleus

han·dle of mal·le·us

(han'dĕl mal'lē-ŭs), [TA]
major elongated process extending inferiorly and slightly posteriorly, and medially from the neck of the malleus; its lateral margin is attached to the medial surface of the tympanic membrane, visualized during otoscopic examination as the malleolar stria.
Synonym(s): manubrium mallei [TA]
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Tympanic membrane was carefully dissected from handle of malleus.
Here in 62 cases the graft was placed medial to the handle of malleus (Underlay Technique) and in 62 cases the graft was placed lateral to the handle of malleus of but medial to the remnant of tympanic membrane.
The tympano-meatal flap is freed from the handle of malleus by sharp dissection of the middle ear mucosa with sickle knife.
The entire flap is now pushed forwards, and separated from the handle of malleus and its lateral process, along with the pars flaccida.
However in our series, 1 was seen in the pars flaccid area, another one in the region of umbo, may be because of insufficient removal of residual squamous epithelium from the handle of malleus.
In underlay grafting, graft was put lateral to handle of malleus by elevating the tympanomeatal flap.
Proper placing of the graft medial to the handle of malleus will avoid the lateralization.
In patients with erosion of handle of malleus and the long process of incus, the average hearing loss was 39.