Is Angular Cheilitis Contagious?

Overview Angular cheilitis is marked by inflammation of the corners of the mouth. Sensitive, sometimes painful sores appear when the corners get irritated. Without intervention, the corners of the mouth can become dry and lesions can appear. Angular cheilitis is …

Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome

Overview Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome (MRS) is a rare condition of the neurological system distinguished by a classic triad of symptoms that comprises of long-term and recurring facial swelling especially affecting the lips, development of folds in the tongue (fissured tongue), and …

Lateral Pterygoid

Lateral Pterygoid

Overview Lateral pterygoid (also called external pterygoid) is a deep muscle located in the face and is part of the muscle group that has a primary role in chewing (mastication). It is short, flat, thick and somewhat conical in shape. …