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Superior Ligament of the Malleus

Other Terms: Ligamentum mallei superius, Ligament supérieur du malleus

Parts

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Group

Cranial ligaments

Description

The superior ligament of the malleus courses between the head of the malleus and the roof of the epitympanic recess. It is a slender band of collagen fibers that projects into a fold of the mucosal lining of the tympanic cavity.

Function

Stabilize the malleus

Latin

Ligamentum mallei superius

French

Ligament supérieur du malleus

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