If this precaution be not taken, the neck of the malleus may be broken, leaving the head behind.
The incus is articulated, or often fused, with an outgrowth from the head of the malleus.
Baston survived his master, the broken malleus Scotorum, only three years.
In some cases the malleus of the foetus differs strikingly from that of the adult.
In the case of the malleus there may be some resistance owing to the attachment of the tendon of the tensor tympani muscle.
(i) Adhesion of the handle of the malleus to the promontory.
In the Carnivora vera the incus and stapes are small as compared with the malleus, but in the Pinnipedia they are large.
Another method is to resect the handle of the malleus (Fig. 195).
The anterior fold is divided with the paracentesis knife just in front of the processus brevis of the malleus.
In doing this the instrument will embrace the neck of the malleus (Fig. 202).
malleus mal·le·us (māl'ē-əs)
n. pl. mal·le·i (māl'ē-ī')
The hammer-shaped bone that is the outermost of the three auditory ossicles, articulating with the body of the incus. Also called hammer.