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Persistence of the foramen of Huschke in the adult: an osteological study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1920577     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The foramen of Huschke, which appears during the embryological development of the tympanic bone, usually closes by the age of five years. A review of 377 dried skulls revealed that the foramen of Huschke was present in adult life in 7% of the skulls examined. A patent foramen of Huschke in the adult may, in rare cases, be the cause of temporomandibular joint herniation or fistulization through the anterior wall of the bony external canal.
R G Wang; B Bingham; M Hawke; P Kwok; J R Li
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0381-6605     ISO Abbreviation:  J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-11-01     Completed Date:  1991-11-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610513     Medline TA:  J Otolaryngol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Hebei Medical College, Shijiazhuang, China.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Diseases / pathology
Ear Diseases / pathology
Ear, Middle / pathology*
Mastoid / pathology
Temporal Bone / pathology*

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