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Vol 66, No 3 (2007)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2007-06-26
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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An unusual muscular variation of the infratemporal fossa

R.S. Tubbs, W. Stetler, M.M. Shoja, M. Loukas, E.G. Salter, W.J. Oakes
Folia Morphol 2007;66(3):200-202.

open access

Vol 66, No 3 (2007)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2007-06-26
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The infratemporal fossa is often the site of pathology or surgical intervention. We describe an unusual muscle found during the routine dissection of the right infratemporal fossa. The literature germane to this variable muscle, best described as a variant of the pterygoideus proprius, is reviewed. The clinician may contemplate the wide array of muscular anomalies within the infratemporal fossa when considering unexplained neurological symptoms attributed to branches of V3 and pursue appropriate diagnostic testing.

Abstract

The infratemporal fossa is often the site of pathology or surgical intervention. We describe an unusual muscle found during the routine dissection of the right infratemporal fossa. The literature germane to this variable muscle, best described as a variant of the pterygoideus proprius, is reviewed. The clinician may contemplate the wide array of muscular anomalies within the infratemporal fossa when considering unexplained neurological symptoms attributed to branches of V3 and pursue appropriate diagnostic testing.
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Keywords

anatomy; head; V3

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Title

An unusual muscular variation of the infratemporal fossa

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 66, No 3 (2007)

Pages

200-202

Published online

2007-06-26

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2007;66(3):200-202.

Keywords

anatomy
head
V3

Authors

R.S. Tubbs
W. Stetler
M.M. Shoja
M. Loukas
E.G. Salter
W.J. Oakes

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