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Eardrum repair - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

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.

Update Date 10/13/2015

Updated by: Hebe Molmenti, MD, PhD, private practice specializing in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Baltimore, MD. 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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