By Aina Julianna Gulya
Specified wisdom of the complicated microanatomy of the temporal bone is key for surgeons executing invasive healing methods. in response to the human temporal bone assortment on the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, this lavishly illustrated 3rd version encompasses a DVD supplying 159 full-color photomicrographs and side-by-side 3D stereo photographs for split-screen viewing of standard and irregular displays of the human temporal bone.
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Figure 9 This photomicrograph of the skin of the fibrocartilaginous part of the external auditory canal (EAC) demonstrates the sebaceous glands. These glands, as well as hair follicles, are most numerous at the meatus of the canal. 38 ■ ANATOMY OF THE TEMPORAL BONE WITH SURGICAL IMPLICATIONS glands; there is also a variable component of desquamated epithelial cells. Impacted cerumen is a common cause of conductive hearing loss. There are genetically and racially determined differences in the physical characteristics of ear wax; Caucasians and blacks tend to secrete a wet, brown wax, and Orientals a dry, gray wax (6).
5 cm in length and serves as a channel for sound transmission to the middle ear. It also functions to protect the middle and inner ears from foreign bodies and fluctuations in environmental temperature (1). Its lateral one-third is bolstered by elastic cartilage oriented in an upward and backward fashion; its anterior aspect is pierced by two or three variably present vertical fissures known as the fissures of Santorini (Fig. 6); these fissures are a potential route for spread of infections or neoplasms between the external auditory canal and the parotid gland.
The lesser superficial petrosal nerve (LSPN) in its superior tympanic canaliculus lies just superior to the tensor tympani muscle. All three turns of the cochlea and the helicotrema are seen. Figure 35 The tensor tympani muscle lies in its semicanal just medial to the osseous part of the eustachian tube. CHAPTER 1: SERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF SECTIONS OF THE TEMPORAL BONE ■ 21 Figure 36 Progressing anteromedially, only the anterior aspect of the basal turn of the cochlea remains. Figure 37 The internal auditory canal opens to the posterior cranial fossa.