Size and orientation of masticatory muscles in patients with mandibular laterognathism

T. K. Goto, S. Nishida, M. Yahagi, G. E.J. Langenbach, Y. Nakamura, K. Tokumori, S. Sakai, Hidetake Yabuuchi, Kazunori Yoshiura

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Abstract

Size measurements of jaw muscles reflect their force capabilities and correlate with facial morphology. Using MRI, we examined the size and orientation of jaw muscles in patients with mandibular laterognathism in comparison with a control group. We hypothesized that the muscles of the deviated side would be smaller than those of the non-deviated side, and that the muscles of both sides would be smaller than in controls. In patients, a comparison of deviated and non-deviated sides showed, in orientation, differences for masseter and medial pterygoid muscles, but, in size, differences only for the masseter muscle. Nevertheless, muscle sizes in patients were much smaller than in controls. Lateral displacement of the mandible can explain the orientation differences, but not the smaller muscle size, in patients. It is possible that the laterodeviation initiates an adaptive process in the entire jaw system, resulting in extensive atrophy of the jaw muscles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)552-556
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Dental Research
Volume85
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2006

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Masticatory Muscles
Jaw
Muscles
Pterygoid Muscles
Masseter Muscle
Muscular Atrophy
Mandible
Control Groups

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Goto, T. K., Nishida, S., Yahagi, M., Langenbach, G. E. J., Nakamura, Y., Tokumori, K., ... Yoshiura, K. (2006). Size and orientation of masticatory muscles in patients with mandibular laterognathism. Journal of Dental Research, 85(6), 552-556. https://doi.org/10.1177/154405910608500614

Size and orientation of masticatory muscles in patients with mandibular laterognathism. / Goto, T. K.; Nishida, S.; Yahagi, M.; Langenbach, G. E.J.; Nakamura, Y.; Tokumori, K.; Sakai, S.; Yabuuchi, Hidetake; Yoshiura, Kazunori.

In: Journal of Dental Research, Vol. 85, No. 6, 01.06.2006, p. 552-556.

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Goto, TK, Nishida, S, Yahagi, M, Langenbach, GEJ, Nakamura, Y, Tokumori, K, Sakai, S, Yabuuchi, H & Yoshiura, K 2006, 'Size and orientation of masticatory muscles in patients with mandibular laterognathism', Journal of Dental Research, vol. 85, no. 6, pp. 552-556. https://doi.org/10.1177/154405910608500614
Goto TK, Nishida S, Yahagi M, Langenbach GEJ, Nakamura Y, Tokumori K et al. Size and orientation of masticatory muscles in patients with mandibular laterognathism. Journal of Dental Research. 2006 Jun 1;85(6):552-556. https://doi.org/10.1177/154405910608500614
Goto, T. K. ; Nishida, S. ; Yahagi, M. ; Langenbach, G. E.J. ; Nakamura, Y. ; Tokumori, K. ; Sakai, S. ; Yabuuchi, Hidetake ; Yoshiura, Kazunori. / Size and orientation of masticatory muscles in patients with mandibular laterognathism. In: Journal of Dental Research. 2006 ; Vol. 85, No. 6. pp. 552-556.
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