Prominence of facial canal

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Prominence of facial canal
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View of the inner wall of the tympanum. (Facial canal visible in upper left; promontory labeled at center.)
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Coronal section of right temporal bone. (Prominence of the facial canal labeled at top, fourth from the left.)
Details
Latin prominentia canalis facialis
Identifiers
Gray's p.1042
TA A15.3.02.023
FMA FMA:77731
Anatomical terminology

The prominence of the facial canal (prominence of aqueduct of Fallopius) indicates the position of the bony canal in which the facial nerve is contained; this canal traverses the labyrinthic wall of the tympanic cavity above the fenestra vestibuli, and behind that opening curves nearly vertically downward along the mastoid wall.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.