fossa of incus

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fos·sa of in·cus

[TA]
a small depression in the lower and posterior part of the epitympanic recess that lodges the short limb of the incus.
Synonym(s): fossa incudis [TA], incudal fossa
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It is a well-known otologic approach that was first described by Jansen in 1958 and is achieved by opening of the facial recess, which is a triangular space defined medially by the mastoid segment of the facial nerve, laterally by the chorda tympani nerve, and superiorly by the incudal fossa [3].