epitympanic recess


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recess

 [re´ses, re-ses´]
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.

ep·i·tym·pa·num

(ep'i-tim'pă-nŭm),
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.

epitympanic recess

[-timpan′ik]
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 canal
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 nerve
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).

epitympanic

emanating from or pertaining to the eardrum.

epitympanic recess
see attic.