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Masticator Space
Surjith Vattoth, MD, FRCR; H. Ric Harnsberger, MD
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Abbreviations

    • Masticator space (MS), lateral pterygoid (LP), medial pterygoid (MP), foramen ovale (FO)
  • Definitions

    • Large, paired anterolateral spaces of suprahyoid neck containing muscles of mastication, posterior body & ramus of mandible, maxillary artery, & CNV3
    • Surgical terms
      • Temporal fossa: Suprazygomatic MS
      • Infratemporal fossa: Infrazygomatic MS

IMAGING ANATOMY

  • Overview

    • Extent

      • Internal Contents

        • Fascia of Masticator Space

          ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

          • Questions

            • Imaging Recommendations

              • Imaging Pitfalls

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                TERMINOLOGY

                • Abbreviations

                  • Masticator space (MS), lateral pterygoid (LP), medial pterygoid (MP), foramen ovale (FO)
                • Definitions

                  • Large, paired anterolateral spaces of suprahyoid neck containing muscles of mastication, posterior body & ramus of mandible, maxillary artery, & CNV3
                  • Surgical terms
                    • Temporal fossa: Suprazygomatic MS
                    • Infratemporal fossa: Infrazygomatic MS

                IMAGING ANATOMY

                • Overview

                  • Extent

                    • Internal Contents

                      • Fascia of Masticator Space

                        ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

                        • Questions

                          • Imaging Recommendations

                            • Imaging Pitfalls