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Ontogeny of relationship of middle ear and temporomandibular (squamomandibular) joint in mammals [corrected]. I. Morphology and ontogeny in man.
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PMID:  3376740     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The temporomandibular joint disk was investigated in fetal and adult human specimens in a morphological study. The dorsal aspect of the disk appears to be composed of a superior, an intermediate and an inferior lamina, thus forming a trilaminar zone. The intermediate lamina continues via the petrotympanic fissure into the middle ear cavity to insert onto the malleus and its anterior ligament. However, the notion that traction on the disk causes the auditory ossicles to move is rejected on morphological grounds.
L E Smeele
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta anatomica     Volume:  131     ISSN:  0001-5180     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Anat (Basel)     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-06-28     Completed Date:  1988-06-28     Revised Date:  2007-07-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370272     Medline TA:  Acta Anat (Basel)     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  338-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy and Embryology, State University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Ear, Middle / anatomy & histology,  embryology,  growth & development*
Fetus / anatomy & histology
Temporomandibular Joint / anatomy & histology,  embryology,  growth & development*
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Acta Anat (Basel) 1988;132(4):346

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