infratemporal fossa


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infratemporal fossa

[¦in·frə′tem·prəl ′fäs·ə]
(anatomy)
An irregular space situated below and medial to the zygomatic arch, behind the maxilla and medial to the upper part of the ramus of the mandible.
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CT (figure 3) and MRI demonstrated a lobulated mass in the nasopharynx, right nasal cavity, infratemporal fossa, cheek area, and sphenoid sinus.
The mass had invaded the cheek anteriorly, the orbit superiorly, and the infratemporal fossa and parapharyngeal space posterolaterally.
The clinical challenge for the physician who encounters unilateral MEE is to identify the small percentage of patients with persistent MEE secondary to eustachian tube invasion or compression by occult lesions of the middle cranial fossa, petrous apex, or infratemporal fossa.
Our case was presented to the multidisciplinary planning conference, and recommendations were made for maxillectomy and resection of the infratemporal fossa followed by radiotherapy.
Infratemporal fossa approach for glomus tumors of the temporal bone.
As for head and neck involvement, in addition to the orbit and paranasal sinuses, other reported sites have included the neck, (4) infratemporal fossa, (8) pterygopalatine fossa, (8) submandibular gland, (9) masseter space, (10) larynx, (11) oral cavity, (12) tonsils, (13) thyroid gland, (14) parotid gland, (15) nasopharynx, (16) temporal bone (mastoid, (17) middle ear cavity, (18) and inner ear (19), and trachea.
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