The novelist always compares the masticators
of his heroine to ivory; but I boldly pronounce the teeth of the Typee to be far more beautiful than ivory itself.
space (MS) contains muscles of mastication (medial and lateral pterygoid, masseter, and temporalis), ramus of the mandible and the third division of the cranial nerve V (Figure 10A).
Pictorial review: Radiology of the masticator
Increasing trismus is an indication that infection has involved masticator
, pterygomandibular, parapharyngeal and retropharyngeal spaces.
A case of Masticator
muscle myositis in a dog and its successful treatment is hereby reported.
If a contractor had an excavator with a processing head, that was considered a harvester; an excavator with a mulching head was considered a masticator
The rotating head of a masticator
mulches timber and brush.
The mass had compressed the masticator
space anteriorly without displacement of the carotid sheath, but with possible extension into the superficial lobe of the parotid gland.
This condition has a multi-factorial etiology, including alterations of the masticator
muscle, temporomandibular joints (TMJs), and emotional factors (1).
The CT scan revealed osteomyelitis of the right zygomatic arch and anterior wall of the maxillary sinus, with inflammatory changes in the masticator
It is reported that Kafka was a fastidious masticator
, managing to swallow just a few forkfuls in the time it took others to polish off their plates; Fischer obviously has no patience for such self-rationing (and potentially antisocial) tactics.
The parapharyngeal and masticator
spaces have been described in the 1930s.