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Eardrum repair - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy


The tympanic membrane, or eardrum, separates the ear canal and the inner ear. The ossicles are small bones which connect the tympanic membrane to the inner ear.

Review Date 5/25/2016

Updated by: Sumana Jothi, MD, specialist in laryngology, Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Otolaryngology, NCHCS VA, SFVA, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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