[Huschke's foramen]

Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg. 1988;42(5):654-8.
[Article in French]


Morphological analysis of the tympanic part of the temporal bone has lead us to comment a particular structure: the foramen of Huschke. This foramen is founded during the embryological development and results from the growth and fusion of two tympanic tubercles. The foramen of Huschke normally closes up like a diaphragm before the age of five years. It may however, persist in a few rare cases (2/300).

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Ear, Middle / anatomy & histology*
  • Ear, Middle / embryology
  • Humans
  • Temporal Bone / anatomy & histology*
  • Temporal Bone / embryology