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Masseteric Fascia
Connective Tissue

Masseteric Fascia

Fascia masseterica

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The masseteric fascia is part of a continuous sheet of fascia in the face that is overlying the masseter muscle.

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The masseteric fascia is found superficial to the masseter muscle and extends anteriorly to cover part of the buccal fat pad.


The masseteric fascia separates the masseter muscle and the buccal fat pad from the overlying tissues.

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—Inflammatory fasciitis


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A fascia is a connective tissue that surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, and nerves.

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