temporal bone


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temporal bone

n.
Either of a pair of bones forming part of the sides and the base of the skull.

temporal bone

n
(Anatomy) either of two compound bones forming part of the sides and base of the skull: they surround the organs of hearing

tem′poral bone`


n.
either of a pair of compound bones forming the sides of the primate skull.
[1765–75]

temporal bone

One of a pair of bones forming the skull’s lower side walls.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.temporal bone - a thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner eartemporal bone - a thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner ear
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
glenoid fossa, mandibular fossa - a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible
tympanic bone - the bone enclosing the middle ear
braincase, brainpan, cranium - the part of the skull that encloses the brain
mastoid, mastoid bone, mastoid process, mastoidal - process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull
styloid process - extends from the base of the temporal bone
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The primary regions of pneumatization of the temporal bone consist of the middle ear, squamomastoid (mastoid), perilabyrinthine, petrous apex, and accessory.
This was a retrospective review of the charts of 55 hospitalized patients with diagnosis of osteomyelitis of the temporal bone who were treated in the Department of Otolaryngology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, from January 1990 to December 2011.
The mastoid segment of the facial nerve runs posteromedially along the external auditory canal to its exit from the temporal bone at the stylomastoid foramen (13 mm in adults) [12].
The definite diagnosis of CC was established after a high-resolution computer tomography of temporal bone and confirmed by surgical exploration.
Although it is seen more rarely, temporal bone osteomas can originate from other regions such as squamous and mastoidal parts, internal and external auricular canals,glenoid foss, middle ear, eustachian tube, petrous apex and styloid process.1-3
The aim of the course is to familiarise participants with the different state-of-the-art imaging methods of the temporal bone and related structures, to provide guidelines for optimal use of these methods, and to illustrate the effect of imaging findings on patient management.
Currently surgeons-in-training mostly practice in temporal bone laboratories (Zirkle et al., 2007) using cadaver temporal bones which are obtained through local donations or tissue banks.
KEY WORDS: Internal acoustic meatus; Anthropometry; Anatomy; Temporal Bone.
(1) Extracranial extension is more commonly to the orbits, external table of the calvarium, temporal bone and paranasal sinuses.
The FMT was tested in the mechanical middle ear model and results were directly compared with the human temporal bone measurements previously reported by Winter et al.
But this is rare as pus in the middle ear can drain out easily through a hole in the eardrum or into the mastoid part of the temporal bone.

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