Auditory ossicles embedded in loose mesenchyme
Auditory tube tube
Primitive tympanic cavity
External auditory meatus
Meatal plug tube tube
Figure 16.7 A. Transverse section of a 7-week embryo in the region of the rhombencephalon, showing the tubotympanic recess, the first pharyngeal cleft, and mesenchymal condensation, foreshadowing development of the ossicles. B. Middle ear showing the cartilaginous precursors of the auditory ossicles. Thin yellow line in mesenchyme indicates future expansion of the primitive tympanic cavity. Note the meatal plug extending from the primitive auditory meatus to the tympanic cavity.
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