Annular ligament of stapes

Annular stapedial ligament
From Stapes
To Oval window
Latin Ligamentum anulare stapedis
TA A15.3.02.060
FMA 60884
Anatomical terminology

The Annular stapedial ligament is a ring of fibrous tissue that connects the base of the stapes to the oval window of the inner ear.

Calcification and hardening of the annular ligament of the stapes (Otosclerosis) is a common cause of adult deafness.

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