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 (mə-sē′tər, mă-)
A thick muscle in the cheek that closes the jaws during chewing.

[New Latin massētēr, from Greek masētēr, massētēr, from masāsthai, to chew.]

mas′se·ter′ic (măs′ĭ-tĕr′ĭk) adj.
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The mandibular notch acts as a passageway for the masseteric artery (accompanied by the masseteric vein and nerve) to enter the deep surface the masseteric muscle (Standring; Mohammad et al).
It represents second most common fractures of facial skeleton after nasal bone.1Its fractures are inherently unstable due to; corner stone position, attached superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) and strong masseteric muscle downward pull.
The researchers found that flaps were reinnervated with facial and masseteric nerves, with masseteric nerves only, and with crossfacial nerves only in five, five, and two patients, respectively.
The flap was sutured to remnant parotid fascia and masseteric fascia avoiding a direct or indirect hitch or compression on the branches of the facial nerve.
Moreover, masseteric musculature is inserted in the mandibular angle anatomically and can cause overdevelopment of these angles because of its traction forces [2].
Contrast-enhanced CT (CECT) scan with cisternography revealed a large lobulated mass of size 81 x 53 x 82 mm in the left zygomatic and masseteric region with intracranial extension (Figure 1(a)).
This axial T1-weighted MRI of the head and neck shows a hyperintense mass located in the right parapharygeal space and anterolaterally into the masseteric space.
Anatomically-based differential diagnosis for the masticator space * Muscles of mastication: Mesenchymal lesions (benign and malignant, such as hemangiomas and sarcomas), lymphoma, benign masseteric hypertrophy, denervation atrophy, idiopathic fibrosis, metastases, myositis ossificans (Figures10B, 10C).
In our clinic, BTXA has been safely used for the treatment of bruxism, masseteric hypertrophy, and sialorrhea.
Investigative therapies including gabapentin to "improve self-injurious behavior"1,9 and botulinum toxin masseteric injections10 as well as globus pallidus deep-brain stimulation or dopamine replacement therapy "need to prove to be efficacious and safe in the long-term management of these patients"1 and (especially the latter) are not easily available or accessible in lowand middleincome countries such as ours.