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Posterior Ligament of the Incus

Other Terms: LIg. incudis posterius, Ligamentum incudis posterius, Ligament postérieur de l'incus

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Group

Cranial ligaments

Description

The posterior ligament of the incus attaches to the short process of the incus and courses through a fold in the mucosal lining of the tympanic cavity to the fossa incudis of the cavity. It is a variably thin band of collagen fibers.

Function

Stabilize the incus

Latin

Ligamentum incudis posterius

French

Ligament postérieur de l'incus

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