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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy: Plate 30: Figure 4

Atlas of Human Anatomy

The left middle ear with the facial nerve in the facial canal.

Translated by: Ronald A. Bergman, PhD and Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
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The left middle ear with the facial nerve in the facial canal

a) Temporal bone, petrosal portion.
b) Temporal bone, mastoid portion.
c) Promontorium.
d) Oval window.
e) Round window.
f) Auditory tube (Eustachian tube).
g) m. Tensor tympani.
h) m. Stapedius.
i) Internal carotid artery.
k) Internal jugular vein.

  1. facial nerve.
  2. genu of facial nerve.
  3. greater superficial petrosal nerve.
  4. lesser superficial petrosal nerve.
  5. glossopharyngeal nerve.
  6. tympanic nerve (s. Jacobsonii) with branches to the round and oval windows, to the tubes, and to the internal carotid plexus.
  7. lesser deep petrosal nerve.
  8. vagus nerve with auricular ramus.

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