Anterior epitympanic recess

The anterior epitympanic recess, also known as the supratubal recess, is a small discrete space in the epitympanum anterior to the malleus. It is separated from the epitympanum proper by the cog.  

Anatomy: Head and neck
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rID: 57513
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • anterior epitympanic space
  • supratubal recess
  • sinus epitympani
  • anterior epitympanic compartment
  • anterior attic recess
  • recessus protympanicum
  • geniculate sinus

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