fallopian canal

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fa·cial ca·nal

the bony passage in the temporal bone through which the facial nerve passes; the facial canal commences at the internal auditory meatus with the horizontal part, which passes at first anteriorly (medial crus of facial canal) then turns posteriorly at the geniculum of the facial canal to pass medial to the tympanic cavity (lateral crus of facial canal); finally, it turns downward (descending part of facial canal) to reach the stylomastoid foramen.
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fallopian canal

A canal in the petrous portion of the temporal bone. The facial nerve passes through it.
Synonym: aqueductus Fallopii
See also: canal
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Gabriele, Italian anatomist, 1523-1562.
fallopian aqueduct - the bony passage in the temporal bone through which the facial nerve passes. Synonym(s): facial canal; fallopian canal
fallopian arch - Synonym(s): fallopian ligament
fallopian artery
fallopian canal - Synonym(s): fallopian aqueduct
fallopian cannula
fallopian catheter
fallopian hiatus - the opening on the anterior aspect of the petrous part of the temporal bone which leads to the facial canal and gives passage to the greater petrosal nerve. Synonym(s): hiatus of facial canal
fallopian ligament - forms the floor of the inguinal canal and gives origin to lowermost fibers of internal oblique and transversus abdominis muscles. Synonym(s): fallopian arch; inguinal ligament
fallopian neuritis - Synonym(s): facial paralysis
fallopian pregnancy - Synonym(s): tubal pregnancy
fallopian tube - one of the tubes leading on either side from the upper or outer extremity of the ovary to the fundus of the uterus. Synonym(s): tuba fallopiana; tuba fallopii; uterine tube;
tuba fallopiana - Synonym(s): fallopian tube
tuba fallopii - Synonym(s): fallopian tube
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Particularly in the areas outside of the bony fallopian canal, this enlargement can be missed in high-resolution temporal bone CT.
It is often associated with dehiscence in the fallopian canal. (8) Some of the proposed etiologic factors may be osteitis, bone erosion, external compression, edema and inflammation of the nerve by bacteria or neurotoxins.
Dehiscence of the Fallopian canal. An anatomical study.
"Dehiscence of the fallopian canal," Journal of Laryngology and Otology, vol.
Rhabdomyosarcomas of the middle ear cleft spread by invading and destroying the fallopian canal. This canal appears to be a vulnerable area through which tumors may extend unobstructed into the internal auditory meatus and posterior cranial fossa.
(1) This approach is unique in that it allows for direct exposure of the fundus of the internal auditory canal and the labyrinthine portion of the fallopian canal with preservation of inner ear function.
The nerve is ordinarily surrounded by a bony sheath called the fallopian canal. Several branches are given off during the intrapetrosal course.
[1] Apart from the fact that this problem required explantation, no further details were provided about the anatomic status of the cochlea or the facial nerve and fallopian canal. In 1995, Hoffman and Cohen reported facial nerve stimulation in 101 of 4,969 implants (2.03 %).