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February 1975

Nonlamellar New Bone Formation in the Anterior Attic Recess

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, the University of Toronto.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(2):117-119. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780310039011

An area of nonlamellar new bone formation was observed in the anterior epitympanic region of 27 randomly chosen human temporal bones. The donors ranged in age from 9 to 80 years and had no evidence of ear disease or systemic skeletal or metabolic abnormalities.

The frequency of this finding suggests that it is a normal feature of the human anterior attic recess.

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