Examination of foramen tympanicum: an anatomical study using cone-beam computed tomography

Deniz Y. , Geduk G., Zengin A. Z.

FOLIA MORPHOLOGICA, vol.77, no.2, pp.335-339, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/fm.a2017.0078
  • Title of Journal : FOLIA MORPHOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.335-339


Background: The foramen tympanicum (FT) is an osseous dehiscence of the temporal bone and usually closes by the age of 5 years. The foramen is located posteromedial to the temporomandibular joint and anteroinferior of the external auditory canal. The aim of this study is to define the prevalence, location and size of the foramen.