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TEMPORAL BONE

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TEMPORAL BONE

1. The petrous part is perforated by the carotid canal in which the ICA winds. The apeture of exit lies in the lateral part of the apex, foramen lacerum.

2. On the lateral surface, behind the foramen lacerum, lies the musculotubular canal - divided horizontally by a bony septum. The upper semicanal for the tensor tympani, the lower semicanal for the auditory tube.

3. The inferior jugular notch houses the jugular bulb.

4. The external opening of the cochlear canaliculus lies at the depts of the glossopharyngeal notch.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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