Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published

ISSN : 2454-2288

Infobase Index Factor : 2.8

ABSTRACT

Surgical repositioning of an aberrant attachment of buccinator muscle: A novel approach to a rare occurrence

Neil De Souza, Paul Chalakkal, Godwin Clovis Da Costa, Saurabh Kamat, Sergio Martires, Renita Soares

ABSTRACT

Anatomical anomalies routinely result in restriction of movement and function, thus leading to emotional, functional and psychosocial complications. An aberrant crestal attachment of the buccinator muscle is an uncommon occurrence, which can result in impaired oral exercises and functionality. This case report describes a rare case of abnormal attachment of the buccinator muscle on the alveolar ridge of the mandible in an 8 year old male child. It was successfully managed by surgically repositioning the aberrant muscle attachment, resulting in a favourable post-operative outcome.

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