buccinator muscle


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Related to buccinator muscle: Mentalis muscle, Masseter muscle, risorius muscle
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Noun1.buccinator muscle - a muscle that flattens the cheek and retracts the angle of the mouth
facial muscle - any of the skeletal muscles of the face
cheek - either side of the face below the eyes
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The buccinator muscle, pterygomandibular raphe, and retromolar trigone are well delineated with cheek distension, and the location of a tumor on the buccal mucosa or gingival mucosa is clearly identified.
Posteromedially, at the level of the hard palate (the superior aspect of the buccal space), the superficial layer of the deep cervical fascia (SLDCF) extending between the masseter and the buccinator muscle is incomplete, allowing spread of pathology between the buccal space and the masticator space.
The angle between the medial surface of the mandible and the buccinator muscle limits the buccotemporal space.