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J Anat. 1998 May;192 ( Pt 4):617-21.

Anatomical considerations on the discomalleolar ligament.

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Departamento de Ciencias Morfológicas II, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, España. jfrodvaz@eucmax.sim.ucm.es

Abstract

A study was carried out on the discomalleolar ligament by dissection of adult human cadavers. The ligament corresponds to the most internal portion of the superior lamina of the temporomandibular joint capsule. It extends from the posterointernal portion of the temporomandibular joint disc, penetrates the petrotympanic fissure and reaches the malleus of the middle ear. Because of its morphology and anatomical arrangement the discomalleolar ligament should be considered as an intrinsic ligament of the temporomandibular joint and distinguished from the tympanic portion of the sphenomandibular ligament (anterior ligament of the malleus).

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