Buccinator

By Dr. Vishaal Bhat on Saturday 5 July 2008 with 0 comments



a. location: deep to muscles of facial expression penetrated by parotid duct

b. origin (3):

-alveolar process of maxilla

-pterygomandibular raphae

-alveolar process of mandible

c. insertion (2):

-mucosa of mouth and lips

-retromolar pad and buccal flange

d. action: sucking and blowing


Pterygomandibular raphae:

A tendinous band that runs between the hamulus and the posterior end of the mylohyoid line. Posteriorly it’s attached to the superior constrictor of the pharynx and anteriorly attached to the buccinator.

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