stapedius muscle


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stapedius muscle

[stə′pēd·ē·əs ‚məs·əl]
(anatomy)
The muscle which attaches to and controls the stapes in the inner ear.
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Acoustic immittance test showed A-shaped tympanometry curves of both ears as well as normal acoustic reflex thresholds of ipsilateral and crossed stapedius muscles.
The sinus tympani lies medial to the pyramid, stapedius muscle and vertical part of facial nerve.
With respect to the mentioned findings, it may be concluded that there is no significant difference in the rate of diseases involving the stapedius muscle at its innervating nerve branch between the cauliflower ears in comparison with non-cauliflower ears, although some false negative conditions have also been described for this test (17-19).