internal acoustic meatus

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internal acoustic meatus

[in′tərn·əl ə′kü·stik mē′ād·əs]
(anatomy)
An opening in the hard portion of the temporal bone for passage of the facial and acoustic nerves and internal auditory vessels.
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The patient subsequently died of carcinomatosis and a limited post-mortem examination unexpectedly revealed bilateral metastatic adenocarcinoma infiltrating the internal auditory meatus and the acoustic nerves (figure 3).
2) Prat and Gray reported 1 case of extension along the facial nerve and through the internal auditory meatus that culminated in encasement of the base of the brain and entire spinal cord (massive neuraxial spread); there was no systemic metastasis.
Pantopaque visualization of a congenital dural defect of the internal auditory meatus causing rhinorrhea.
We describe a case of angioleiomyoma of the internal auditory meatus.