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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Egeler et al., "Tumors of the infratemporal fossa," Skull Base Surgery, vol.
Caption: Figure 6: Coronal CT section (after contrast), showing an enhancing mass occupying the nasal cavity, sphenoid sinus, and infratemporal fossa and extending into the parapharyngeal space.
Gallagher and Marley (5) have also reported an infratemporal fossa infection following the extraction of an uninfected maxillary third molar, and they also have related this condition to the hematoma of the pterygoid plexus.
Juvenile fibromatosis of the infratemporal fossa. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol.
Involvement of the infratemporal fossa or sphenoid sinus is common, with each occurring in roughly two-thirds of patients (n = 5, 71%).
In cases with extensive lateral extension to infratemporal fossa with or without intracranial involvement, a midfacial degloving approach or Weber Ferguson's approach gave a good exposure for tumour clearance.
Deviations on the inserting angle may lead to severe damage including lateral orbit wall penetration that might hurt the eye ball or perforating zygoma bone into infratemporal fossa. The structures of zygoma bone exhibit individual variations, which makes the anatomical study challenging.
Chattopadhyay, "Infratemporal fossa myoepithelial carcinoma--a rare case report," Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
This paper describes a case of limited mouth opening, secondary to facial trauma by cutting-incised object (glass), whose fragments had not been diagnosed in the immediate posttrauma care, remaining in the region of the infratemporal fossa. A brief literature review is also presented.
Neurofibroma (NF) extending to the maxilla and associated with multifocal lesions in the infratemporal fossa, temporomandibular joint, parotid, and external auditory canal is extremely rare.
Teeth in infratemporal fossa were removed by raising a flap involving 1st and 2nd maxillary molars.
(2) SFTs are rare in the head and neck region; reported locations have included the infratemporal fossa, (3) the parapharyngeal space, (4) the nose and paranasal sinuses, (5) the thyroid gland, (6) and the palatine tonsil.
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