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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012, Article ID 521427, 5 pages
Case Report

Management of Unilateral Masseter Hypertrophy and Hypertrophic Scar—A Case Report

1Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Melaka Manipal Medical College, 75150 Melaka, Malaysia
2Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Wardha 442005, India
3Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Peoples Dental Academy, Bhopal 462010, India

Received 7 March 2012; Accepted 7 June 2012

Academic Editors: R. S. Brown, A. C. B. Delbem, and I. El-Hakim

Copyright © 2012 Naresh Shetty et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Masseter muscle hypertrophy is a rare condition of idiopathic cause. It clinically presents as an enlargement of one or both masseter muscles. Most patients complain of facial asymmetry; however, symptoms such as trismus, protrusion, and bruxism may also occur. Several treatment options reported for masseter hypertrophy are present, which range from simple pharmacotherapy to more invasive surgical reduction. Keloid scar with unilateral masseter hypertrophy is a rarely seen in clinical practice. This paper reports a case of unilateral masseter hypertrophy with keloid scar in the angle of the mandible for which surgical treatment was rendered to the patient by using a single approach.