tympanomastoid fissure

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tym·pa·no·mas·toid fis·sure

[TA]
a fissure that separates the tympanic portion from the mastoid portion of the temporal bone; it transmits the auricular branch of the vagus nerve.

tym·pa·no·mas·toid fis·sure

(tim'pă-nō-mas'toyd fish'ŭr) [TA]
A fissure separating the tympanic portion from the mastoid portion of the temporal bone; it transmits the auricular branch of the vagus nerve.

tym·pa·no·mas·toid fis·sure

(tim'pă-nō-mas'toyd fish'ŭr) [TA]
A fissure that separates the tympanic portion from the mastoid portion of the temporal bone; it transmits the auricular branch of the vagus nerve.
Synonym(s): auricular fissure.
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Computed tomography confirmed that it arose from the tympanomastoid suture line.
We recommend the use of a facial nerve monitor, particularly in cases arising from the tympanomastoid suture line, to avoid accidental trauma to the facial nerve.
The importance of skin lying superiorly between the tympanosquamous suture in the front and the tympanomastoid suture behind has been well described.