Caldwell-Luc operation


variants or Caldwell-Luc procedure
: a surgical procedure used especially for clearing a blocked or infected maxillary sinus that involves entering the sinus through the mouth by way of an incision into the canine fossa above a canine tooth, cleaning the sinus, and creating a new and enlarged opening for drainage through the nose

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“Caldwell-Luc operation.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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