Unilateral enlargement of the masseter muscle

Amos Buchner, Raffaele David, Daniel Temkin

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Benign hypertrophy of the masseter muscle is a relatively uncommon condition which may occur unilaterally or bilaterally. The etiology of the ailment is unclear in the majority of cases, and the histopathological features are usually those of normal muscle. A case of unilateral masseter muscle enlargement is described in a 19-year-old Arab male. The histopathological findings were compatible with a mild myopathic disorder. The characteristics, differential diagnosis, etiology, treatment and histopathological features of masseteric hypertrophy are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-144
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Oral Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1979


  • hyperthophy
  • muscle, masseter
  • surgery, oral


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