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TEACHING IMAGES
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 187-188

Dehiscent mastoid segment of the facial nerve


1 Department of ENT, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of ENT, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Prof. Dr. K S. Gangadhara Somayaji
Department of ENT, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_56_18

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Course of the facial nerve through the temporal bone is known for variations, the commonest being dehiscence of the bony fallopian canal. It is common to have dehiscence of the horizontal tympanic segment; however, complete dehiscence of the vertical mastoid segment is very rare. Here is the report of one such case as a teaching image.


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