Volume and shape of masticatory muscles in patients with hemifacial microsomia.

@article{Takashima2003VolumeAS,
  title={Volume and shape of masticatory muscles in patients with hemifacial microsomia.},
  author={Mariko Takashima and Noriyuki Kitai and Shumei Murakami and Souhei Furukawa and Sven Kreiborg and Kenji Takada},
  journal={The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={
          6-12
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To test the following hypotheses in hemifacial microsomia (HFM): (1) the volumes of the masseter, lateral and medial pterygoid, and temporal muscles are reduced on the affected versus unaffected side; (2) significant differences exist between the degrees of right-left disproportion in these four masticatory muscles; (3) circumferential shapes of the masticatory muscles are more irregular on the affected versus unaffected side; and (4) the degree of masticatory muscle right-left… CONTINUE READING