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Baba Farid University Dental Journal
Year : 2011, Volume : 2, Issue : supl2
First page : ( 46) Last page : ( 47)
Print ISSN : 0976-8181. Online ISSN : 2230-7273.

Pterygo- Masseteric Muscle Complex Hypertrophy - A Case Report

Singh Parampal*Assistant Professor, Singh Inderjot, Associate Professor, Kaur Ravleen, Assistant Professor

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Parampal Singh, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Christian Dental College and Hospital, Brown Road, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

Online published on 7 December, 2011.


Masticatory muscle hypertrophy is characterized by unilateral or bilateral enlargement of the one or more masticatory muscles affecting both males and females after puberty. Its etiology remains unknown. Aesthetic consideration is usually the major concern of the patient. However, symptoms like limitations of mouth opening and discomfort in the region of the hypertrophied muscle are also reported. This paper reports a case ofmasseter muscle hypertrophy diagnosed using imaging modalities such as conventional radiography and magnetic resonance imaging. Differential diagnosis with other pathologies such as parotid gland tumors and muscle tumors is important for correct diagnosis and management.



Masseter muscle, Hypertrophy, Conventional Radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging.


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