PROFESSOR TONY WRIGHT, INSTITUTE OF LARYNGOLOGY & OTOLOGY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PROFESSOR TONY WRIGHT, INSTITUTE OF LARYNGOLOGY & OTOLOGY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Attic retraction of eardrum, otoscope view. The tympanic membrane (eardrum) has retracted in the region surrounding the top of the malleus (hammer) bone. This is known as an attic retraction. The region of retraction is called the pars flaccida, and it less tense than the major part of the membrane, the pars tensa.
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