buccinator muscle

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Related to buccinator muscle: Mentalis muscle, Masseter muscle, risorius muscle
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Synonyms for buccinator muscle

a muscle that flattens the cheek and retracts the angle of the mouth

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After local anaesthesia, a horizontal incision was made in the free gingiva for a distance of approximately 2 cm over the zygomatic buttress extending through the mucosa, submucosa, and any buccinator muscle fibers (Figure-2A).
The buccinator muscle, pterygomandibular raphe, and retromolar trigone are well delineated with cheek distension, and the location of a tumor on the buccal mucosa or gingival mucosa is clearly identified.
The parotid duct passes along the lateral surface of the buccal fat pad or penetrates the body of the fat pad before it opens on the buccinator muscle.
The main mass of the BFP occupies the buccal space bound medially by the buccinator muscle and laterally by the masseter muscle, and rests on the periosteum that covers the posterior buccal aspect of the maxilla.
Posteromedially, at the level of the hard palate (the superior aspect of the buccal space), the superficial layer of the deep cervical fascia (SLDCF) extending between the masseter and the buccinator muscle is incomplete, allowing spread of pathology between the buccal space and the masticator space.
5) It is located between the buccinator muscle medially, the anterior margin of the masseter muscle and the mandibular ramus and zygomatic arch laterally.