Masseteric hypertrophy? preliminary report

James Newton, J G Cowpe, I J McClure, Margaret Inkster Delday, Charlotte Maltin

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We report radiological and histological investigations of a patient who presented with the masseteric hypertrophy. Sections of the patient's masseter muscles were also investigated using a series of histological techniques. The histological and morphometric analysis of the patient's masseter muscle showed numerous small fibres, which indicated that the masseteric enlargement was not the result of classic fibre hypertrophy. We suggest that the use of the term 'hypertrophy' in this condition may be misleading.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-408
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999


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