pterygoid muscle


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pterygoid muscle

The lateral or the medial pterygoid muscle.
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5) On drilling into the middle fossa, they noted profuse bleeding around the third vertebra, which was caused by the numerous veins in the pterygoid plexus around the superior head of the lateral pterygoid muscle.
Postoperative CT showed that the PVP and the lateral and internal pterygoid muscles were intact (figure 4, B).
The ascending ramus of the mandible and the medial pterygoid muscle are the lateral limits.
Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the mass demonstrated discrete areas of calcification arising from the condyle of the left mandible, with extension along the skull base and the medial pterygoid muscles (figure).
2 cm) fusiform juxtaoral structure is interposed between the fascia of the buccotemporal and pterygoid muscles, and it is innervated by a few twigs of the buccal nerve.
The mass displaced the lateral pharyngeal wall toward the midline and was closely related to the pterygoid muscles anteriorly, which appeared thickened.
Magnetic resonance imaging of the head and neck demonstrated obliteration of the tissue planes that separate the masseter muscle and the medial and lateral pterygoid muscles.