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Temporal Bone MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Temporal Bone
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RDF Unique Identifier
fractures: index TEMPORAL BONE /‌inj + SKULL FRACTURES; neoplasms: coordinate with SKULL NEOPLASMS
Scope Note
Either of a pair of compound bones forming the lateral (left and right) surfaces and base of the skull which contains the organs of hearing. It is a large bone formed by the fusion of parts: the squamous (the flattened anterior-superior part), the tympanic (the curved anterior-inferior part), the mastoid (the irregular posterior portion), and the petrous (the part at the base of the skull).
Entry Term(s)
Stylomastoid Foramen
See Also
Ear, Inner
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Temporal Bone Preferred
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