Mesotympanic Anatomy

The mesotympanic space, or middle ear space directly behind the tympanic membrane is an area routinely visualised by microscopy.  The endoscope allows an up close understanding of the nuances of the mesotympanic spaces. Being familar with the mesotympanic anatomy allows the surgeon to gain confidence in transcochlear approaches to the petrous apex.

Articles of Interest

Marchioni et al Laryngoscope 2011  Surgical Anatomy of the Transcanal Endoscopic Apporach to the Tympanic Facial Nerve

Marchioni et al Eur Arch ORL 2014  The Round Window and Contiguous Areas: Endoscopic Anatomy and Surgical Implications

Marchioni et al Eur Arch ORL 2013  From External to Internal Auditory Canal: Surgical Anatomy by an Exclusive Endoscopic Approach