Shrapnell's membrane

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The flaccid portion of the tympanic membrane of the ear.

Description

A small, triangular, flaccid portion of the tympanic membrane lying above the malleolar folds, attached directly to the petrous bone at the notch of Rivinus.

Bibliography

  • H. J. Shrapnell:
    On the form and structure of the membrana tympani.
    London Medical Gazette, 1832, 10: 120-124.

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