The anterior ligament of the human malleus

A. Cesarani, A. Tombolini, E. Fagnani, J. M. Domenech Mateu

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The authors have studied the anterior ligament of the malleus (ALM) from a morphological and embryological point of view. Classical textbooks of anatomy stress the correlation between the ALM and the anterior pin of the sphenoid and define the ligament as a residual of Meckel's cartilage. This study demonstrates the y-shaped form of the ligament, one arm of which reaches the capsule of the temporomandibular joint and the other the pin of the sphenoid bone. Meckel's cartilage pilots the fibres of the ligament itself. Several clinical implications may be hypothesised on the basis of this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-316
Number of pages4
JournalActa Anatomica
Volume142
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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Malleus
Ligaments
Cartilage
Sphenoid Bone
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Temporomandibular Joint
Capsules
Anatomy
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Cesarani, A., Tombolini, A., Fagnani, E., & Domenech Mateu, J. M. (1991). The anterior ligament of the human malleus. Acta Anatomica, 142(4), 313-316.

The anterior ligament of the human malleus. / Cesarani, A.; Tombolini, A.; Fagnani, E.; Domenech Mateu, J. M.

In: Acta Anatomica, Vol. 142, No. 4, 1991, p. 313-316.

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Cesarani, A, Tombolini, A, Fagnani, E & Domenech Mateu, JM 1991, 'The anterior ligament of the human malleus', Acta Anatomica, vol. 142, no. 4, pp. 313-316.
Cesarani A, Tombolini A, Fagnani E, Domenech Mateu JM. The anterior ligament of the human malleus. Acta Anatomica. 1991;142(4):313-316.
Cesarani, A. ; Tombolini, A. ; Fagnani, E. ; Domenech Mateu, J. M. / The anterior ligament of the human malleus. In: Acta Anatomica. 1991 ; Vol. 142, No. 4. pp. 313-316.
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