Anterior ligament of malleus

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Anterior ligament of malleus
The right membrana tympani with the hammer and the chorda tympani, viewed from within, from behind, and from above.
Latin Ligamentum mallei anterius
From Malleus
To Tympanic cavity
TA A15.3.02.054
FMA 60879
Anatomical terminology

The anterior ligament of the malleus is a fibrous band that extends from the neck of the malleus just above its anterior process to the anterior wall of the tympanic cavity close to the petrotympanic fissure. Some of the fibers also pass through the fissure to the spine of sphenoid bone.