Compartment Syndrome of the Temporal Muscle

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Bottini G. B., Tükel H. C., Brandtner C., Wittig J., Gaggl A.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.31, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The authors report a patient with masticator space abscess due to an ascending infection following a wisdom tooth extraction. They administered antibiotics and did an incision and drainage; however, osteomyelitis of the mandible and compartment syndrome of the temporal muscle complicated the course. The authors suggest a physiopathology and discuss the management of this study.