Bichat lumps

Bichat lumps - well demarcated dense accumulations of fat tissue in the thick cheeks on the masticatory muscles, available only in children of early age. They prevent the involvement of the cheeks at occurrence of negative pressure in the mouth of the baby's suckling. Bichat lumps are saved even at the advanced stage of emaciation, with improved nutrition restored first.

Bichat lumps - thick fat education rounded the size of a hazelnut, located in the interior of the cheeks, on the chewing muscles. Fat forming lumps Bichat, poor oleic acid, which explains their density. B. K. available only in children of early age. They serve as a support for cheek muscles and prevent the involvement of the cheeks at occurrence of negative pressure in the mouth of the baby's suckling. B. K. disappear only when extreme degrees of emaciation.