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a small, empty space or cavity.
epitympanic recess a small upper space of the middle ear, containing the head of the malleus and the body of the incus. Called also attic and epitympanum.
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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.
Synonym(s): epitympanic recess [TA], recessus epitympanicus [TA], attic, epitympanic space, Hyrtl epitympanic recess, tympanic attic
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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.
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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).
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