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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During parotid surgery, there are important landmarks such as tragal pointer, posterior belly of digastric, stylomastoid foramen, RMV, and tympanomastoid suture line to identify facial nerve [5, 6].
Computed tomography confirmed that it arose from the tympanomastoid suture line.
The importance of skin lying superiorly between the tympanosquamous suture in the front and the tympanomastoid suture behind has been well described.