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A chronic organized masseter abscess causing trismus resolved by hemi-masseter myotomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8809336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We present a 62-year-old patient with a chronic organized abscess of the right masseter muscle that developed following parotidectomy. This patient's chronic abscess originated from an infection in the masticator space from the second molar. Cases of repeated parotitis should lead one to suspect a masticator space infection. In this case, the cicatricical masseter muscle produced severe trismus. Total eradication of the abscess and myotomy of the masseter resolved the problem completely. We should pay attention to the dental condition in case of masticator space infection, especially in case of masseter muscle infection mimicking parotitis.
Authors:
T Nishimura; Y Okabe; M Furukawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Auris, nasus, larynx     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0385-8146     ISO Abbreviation:  Auris Nasus Larynx     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-04     Completed Date:  1996-12-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708170     Medline TA:  Auris Nasus Larynx     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  140-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abscess / diagnosis*,  etiology
Chronic Disease
Cysts / diagnosis,  physiopathology*,  surgery
Humans
Male
Masseter Muscle / physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Parotid Gland / physiopathology*,  surgery
Postoperative Complications
Trismus / etiology*,  surgery*

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