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13) The tympanic ring is usually recognizable at the middle of the fetal period; however, the closure will start later.
8) One of the many advantages of otoendoscopy is that it provides a wide-angle view of the entire tympanic ring and ear canal at the same time without the need for repeatedly repositioning the patient.
The chorda tympani nerve is seen through the tympanic membrane crossing the tympanum at the widest diameter of the tympanic ring.