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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/fm.a2017.0078
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.335-339
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


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.