Template:Malleus Anatomy table

From Embryology
Adult Malleus Anatomy
Component Latin Description
Head capitulum mallei large upper extremity of the bone, oval in shape articulates posteriorly with the incus, being free in the rest of its extent facet for articulation with the incus is constricted near the middle (consists of an upper larger and lower smaller part nearly a right angle with each other) opposite the constriction (lower margin of the facet projects in the form of a process, cog-tooth or malleus spur)
Neck collum mallei narrow contracted part, just beneath the head below it is a prominence various processes are attached to the prominence
Handle manubrium mallei connected by its lateral margin with the tympanic membrane directed downward, medialward, and backward decreases in size toward its free end, which is curved slightly forward, and flattened transversely. Medial side, near its upper end, is a slight projection, into which the tendon of the tensor tympani is inserted
Anterior Process processus anterior (Folii), processus gracilis delicate spicule from the eminence below the neck directed forward to the petrotympanic fissure to which it is connected by ligamentous fibers
Lateral Process processus lateralis, processus brevis a slight conical projection from the root of the manubrium directed laterally, and is attached to the upper part of the tympanic membrane attached by means of the anterior and posterior malleolar folds, to the extremities of the notch of Rivinus.