Temporalis and masseter hypertrophy - bilateral

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem

Presentation

Abnormal skull shape, palpable masses and disfigurement

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Female

Abnormal symmetric enlargement of the temporalis and masseter muscles on both sides leads to a pseudomass appearance.

Abnormal enlargement of the temporalis and masseter muscles on both sides leads to pseudomass appearance.

Case Discussion

Hypertrophy of the masseter and temporalis muscles is a relatively rare condition characterized by benign enlargement of the muscles either on one or both sides. It is most commonly seen in late adolescence and early adulthood. 

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Case information

rID: 64542
Published: 6th Jan 2019
Last edited: 14th Jan 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Zagazig University Hospital

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