The presence of muscle insertions in the temporomandibular joint disc have a great importance in the dynamic joint. This article presents a case of bilateral insertion of deep fascicle of the masseter muscle in the temporomandibular joint capsule and disc in a spain corpse, describes the microscopic and macroscopic appearance of variation and a brief review of the functional implications.
KEY WORDS: temporomandibular joint, muscle-disc apparatus, masseter muscle.
How to cite this article
SUAZO, G. I.; CANTÍN, L. M; ROA, H. I.; ARAVENA, T. P. & CORONADO, G. C. Masseter muscle insert in the temporomandibular joint discocapsular complex, a case report. Int. J. Odontostomat., 2(2):143-146, 2008.