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|The cochlea and vestibule, viewed from above. (Tympanic cavity labeled at upper right.)|
|Bones and muscles in the tympanic cavity in the middle ear|
|Gray's||subject #230 1037|
|Precursor||first pharyngeal pouch|
Should fluid accumulate within the middle ear as the result of infection or for some other reason, it can be drained by puncturing the tympanic membrane with a large bore needle (tympanocentesis).
- Tympanic+cavity at eMedicine Dictionary
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