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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

November/December 2002
Volume 33 , Issue 10

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Unilateral masseter muscle hypertrophy: A case report

Roberto Trujillo, Jr/Flávia Noemy Gasparini Kiatake Fontão, MS/Simone Maria Galvão de Sousa, MS, DDS

Pages: 776-779
PMID: 12553622

Masseteric hypertrophy is a benign increase in the size of the masseter muscle, secondary to muscle hypertrophy. It produces facial asymmetry and is important in the differential diagnosis of other entities. The aim of this article is to report a case of unilateral masseteric muscle hypertrophy. The characteristics and diagnostic features of such alterations and options for treatment will be presented.

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