Caroticotympanic canaliculi - Canaliculi caroticotympanici


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The caroticotympanic canaliculi are tiny passages in the temporal bone interconnecting the carotid canal and the tympanic cavity that carry communicating twigs between the internal carotid and tympanic plexuses.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Cranium > Temporal bone > Petrous part > Apex of petrous part > Caroticotympanic canaliculi