tympanosquamous fissure

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tym·pa·no·squa·mous fis·sure

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the fissure that separates the tympanic part of the temporal bone from the squamous part; it is continuous medially with the petrotympanic fissure and the petrosquamous fissure.
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They were located at the apex (medial end) of squamotympanic fissure. The foramina were oval and oblong (figure 1).
Two foramina were located at the apex (medial end) of squamotympanic fissure and one on the anterior portion of the mandibular fossa.
The following cases are not variations; however, they are introduced here to compare the fused (figure 3A) and un-fused (figure 3B) squamotympanic fissure. Figure 3A shows a baby (burial number: MK-82-2) that might be about 2-3 years old with perfect teeth eruption.