Unilateral masseter and pterygoid hypertrophy

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel


Non-tender right cheek swelling with no palpable mass on examination.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Hypertrophy of right masseter and pterygoid muscles. Bilateral fat density in the buccal space (anterior to masseter muscle) is normal finding and does not represent lipoma.

Case Discussion

The images show hypertrophy of masseter and pterygoid muscles on the right side with no evidence of abscess/fat stranding. There is no bony erosion.

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Case information

rID: 32945
Published: 23rd Dec 2014
Last edited: 24th Apr 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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