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Masseteric Fascia
Connective Tissue

Masseteric Fascia

Fascia masseterica

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Structure

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

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Anatomical Relations

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

Function

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

List of Clinical Correlates

—Inflammatory fasciitis

—Fibrosis

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Fascia

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The fascia is also defined as a “the fascial system consists of the three-dimensional continuum of soft, collagen containing, loose and dense fibrous connective tissues that permeate the body” by Fascia Nomenclature Committee (Bordoni and Whitte, 2018), an as “masses of connective tissue large enough to be visible to the unaided eye” by Gray’s Anatomy (Standring, 2016).

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