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Posterior fold of the malleus

Other Terms: Posterior malleolar fold of tympanic membrane, Posterior malleolar fold, Plica mallearis posterior, Pli malléaire postérieur

Description

The posterior fold of the malleus is a fold of the mucosal membrane of the tympanic cavity that extends from the posterior 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 posterior

French

Pli malléaire postérieur

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