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The ram (OVIS, O), an animal model for temporal bone dissection training

Abstract

Dissection of temportal bone is essential for training in otology. Human temporal bones, if for different reasons are not available, an animal model like Ram Head may be used for surgical dissection training of the temporal bones. In Ram model the entire head is used as head of removing the temporal bone. Ram Head is advantageous for its easy access and anatomical similarity with human temporal bones.

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Hoehmann, D., Helms, J. The ram (OVIS, O), an animal model for temporal bone dissection training. Indian J Otolaryngol 43, 172–174 (1991). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02994572

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Keywords

  • Facial Nerve
  • Temporal Bone
  • Oval Window
  • Facial Nerve Canal
  • Horizontal Portion