General Considerations

  • Christoph Arnoldner
  • Vincent Y. W. Lin
  • Joseph M. Chen


The thorough knowledge of the complex anatomy of the temporal bone builds the firm basis for ear surgery. Even for experienced surgeons, reinforcement of their skills by training on the cadaver is of tremendous importance.


Facial Nerve Temporal Bone Internal Auditory Canal Drill Speed Lateral Semicircular Canal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Arnoldner
    • 1
  • Vincent Y. W. Lin
    • 2
  • Joseph M. Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck SurgerySunnybrook Health Sciences CenterTorontoCanada

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