Ligamenta auricularia

Ligamenta auricularia --> auricular ligaments

The three ligaments that attach the auricle to the side of the head: anterior auricular ligament (ligamentum auriculare anterius), which extends from the root of the zygomatic process to the spine of the helix; posterior auricular ligament (ligamentum auriculare posterius), which extends from the mastoid process to the conchal eminence; superior auricular ligament (ligamentum auriculare superius), which extends from the superior margin of the osseous external acoustic meatus to the spine of the helix.

Synonym: ligamenta auricularia, valsalvas ligaments.

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