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Infection can arise de novo in the buccal space or can secondarily involve the space from surrounding structures and compartments, especially the masticator space and submandibular space, both of which have areas of free communication with the buccal space.
Our patient apparently experienced a more severe case of rhabdomyolysis that resulted in significant sequelae manifested by atrophy involving the muscles of the entire masticator space.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated a complex multilobular mass in the fight masticator space (figure).