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The true shape of the tympanic membrane

  • Joseph Wajnberg (a1)


Twenty-eight human tympanic membranes (TM) are presented. In almost all of them the horizontal axis is longer than the vertical. This is contrary to the accepted view, which describes the tympanic membrane as being longer in its Vertical dimension.


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Meir General Hospital, 44281 Kfar-Saba, Israel.


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The Journal of Laryngology & Otology
  • ISSN: 0022-2151
  • EISSN: 1748-5460
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