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Facial Nerve Decompression

News-Medical.net - Mar 22, 2017
If the damage to the facial nerve is localized near the mastoid or tympanic segments of the nerve, then the transmastoid approach may be used. The decompression is done over 180 degrees of the nerve's circumference. Critical surgical landmarks for this ...

Archeologists find 400000-year-old cranium fossil related to Neanderthals

CBC.ca - Mar 20, 2017
In Neanderthals, the mastoid process — a projection of bone behind the ear opening — doesn't project much, nor does it in this cranium. Earlier fossilized craniums show a protruding mastoid process. As well, the shape of the brow ridge resembles that ...

400000 year old half-skull points to mystery people: This is how our ancient relatives evolved in Europe

India Today - Mar 20, 2017
The features include a Neanderthal-shaped brow and a bony projection behind the ear, known as a mastoid process, which is small like a Neanderthal's. However, the individual lived long before the Neanderthals, who date back to 200,000 to 40,000 years ...

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Stereo Operative Atlas of Micro Ear Surgery

This book introduces readers to modern micro ear surgery procedures employing 3-D methods. Divided into 5 chapters, it explores 43 micro ear surgery operations, while 418 pairs of stereoscopic images illustrate each procedure in 3-D detail.

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Anatomy of the Inner Ear Anatomical Chart

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A beautiful full color and finely detailed wall chart with clearly labeled illustrations.  The Anatomy of the Inner Ear features a large central illustration showing the temporal bone and the structures that make up the inner ear -  mastoid portion, petrous portion and squamous portion.  Also illustrated and labeled are:
Right external ear
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Crista ampullaris
Organ of Corti
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Middle Ear and Mastoid Surgery

From simple myringoplasty to cochlear implantation, this up-to-date
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Manual of Middle Ear Surgery: Volume 2: Mastoid Surgery and Reconstructive Procedures: Mastoid Surgery and Reconstructuve Procedures v. 2 by Mirko Tos

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