Masticator space infection

Case contributed by Dr Heba Mohamed

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Tooth decay with facial swelling

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Female
CT

There are inflammatory changes with fat stranding within the left masticator space with swelling of the left masseter and buccinator muscles. The left parapharyngeal space remains intact and there is normal appearance of the left medial pterygoid. There is also swelling and stranding of the subcutaneous fat of the left side of the face.

Case Discussion

The patient developed left masticator space infection extending into the left buccal space.

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Case information

rID: 54358
Case created: 5th Jul 2017
Last edited: 10th Nov 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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