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plica mallearis posterior


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  • Plica mallearis posterior is the posterior ligamentous band that makes a fold on the tympanic side of the tympanic membrane extending from each extremity of incisura tympanica to prominentia mallearis. The posterior fold, in combination with the anterior fold, marks the boundary between the tense and the flaccid portions of the tympanic membrane. Synonyms of plica mallearis: plica membranae tympani, Troltsch's fold.

    The term plica mallearis posterior means posterior fold of the mallet or hammer (most external of the three bonelets of the middle ear of mammals).

    August 26, 2011