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Anterior fold of the malleus

Other Terms: Anterior malleolar fold of tympanic membrane, Anterior malleolar fold, Plica mallearis anterior, Pli malléaire antérieur

Description

The anterior fold of the malleus is a fold of the mucosal membrane of the tympanic cavity that extends from the anterior aspect of the chorda tympani to the neck of the malleus. It forms a saccular recess that gives the tympanic cavity a honeycombed appearance.

Latin

Plica mallearis anterior

French

Pli malléaire antérieur

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