Tiny space in middle ear.
Tiny space in middle ear bordered by the flaccid part of the tympanic membrane (Shrapnell’s membrane) laterally, superiorly by the scutum and malleolar ligament, inferiorly by the short process of the malleus (processus brevis), and medially by the neck of the malleus. It is significant for the development of choleastoma.
Alexander Prussak in Archiv für Ohrenheilkunde, 1867, 3: 255.
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