Clinical StudiesSoft Tissue Damage in Patients With Hemifacial MicrosomiaWang, Jiaxia MM*; Liu, Enwei BA†; Du, Linna MM*; Hu, Mingyan MM‡Author Information *Shandong Medical College †Stomatology Department, Affiliated Hospital of Shandong Medical College, Linyi ‡Dongying People's Hospital, Dongying, China. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Mingyan Hu, MM, Dongying People's Hospital. No.317, Nanyi Road, Dongcheng District, Dongying 257091, Shandong, China; E-mail: email@example.com Received 26 August, 2018 Accepted 8 May, 2019 The authors report no conflicts of interest. Supplemental digital contents are available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (www.jcraniofacialsurgery.com). Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: November-December 2019 - Volume 30 - Issue 8 - p 2449-2450 doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000005824 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the extent of the damage to soft tissues on the affected side in patients with hemifacial microsomia (HFM). Materials and methods: Nine patients with HFM were included in this study and underwent computed tomography (CT) examination in the craniofacial area. The axial and coronal CT images were used for evaluating the damage to related soft tissues. Results: The results showed that the masseter muscle, temporal muscle, pterygoid muscles, and parotid gland were damaged on the affected side in all 9 patients with HFM. However, the extent of the damage to the pterygoid muscles was less than that to the masseter muscle, temporal muscle, and parotid gland. Conclusions: These findings indirectly support the crucial role of hemorrhage in the development of HFM, and the extent of damage to soft tissues may depend on the distance and barrier effect of the mandible between the hemorrhage and the affected tissues. © 2019 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.