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Lateral Ligament of the Malleus

Other Terms: Ligamentum mallei laterale, Ligament latéral du malleus

Parts

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Group

Cranial ligaments

Description

The lateral ligament of the malleus connects the head of the malleus to the border of the tympanic incisure. It is a thin triangular band situated under a fold of the mucosal lining of the tympanic cavity.

Function

Stabilize the malleus

Latin

Ligamentum mallei laterale

French

Ligament latéral du malleus

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