The facial canal (also known as Fallopian Canal -first described by Gabriele Falloppio-) is a Z-shaped canal running through the temporal bone from the internal acoustic meatus to the stylomastoid foramen. In humans it is approximately 3 centimeters long, which makes it the longest human osseous canal of a nerve. It is located within the middle ear region, according to its shape it is divided into three main segments: the labyrinthine, the tympanic, and the mastoidal segment. It contains Cranial Nerve VII, also known as the facial nerve.
... facial canal This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy ... Tragus, Antitragus, Incisura anterior auris, Earlobe) Ear canal Auricular muscles Eardrum (Umbo Pars flaccida) Middle ear Tympanic cavity Labyrinthine wall/medial Oval window Round window ...
... vestibuli, and in front of the vertical portion of the facial canal it is hollow, and contains the Stapedius muscle its summit projects forward toward the fenestra vestibuli ... eminence is prolonged downward and backward in front of the facial canal, and communicates with it by a minute aperture which transmits a twig from the facial nerve to the ... Antitragus, Incisura anterior auris, Earlobe) Ear canal Auricular muscles Eardrum (Umbo Pars flaccida) Middle ear Tympanic cavity Labyrinthine wall/medial ...
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