Caldwell-Luc operation

noun
Cald·​well-Luc operation | \ ˈkȯld-ˌwel-ˈlük-, ˈkäld-, -ˈlᵫ̅k- How to pronounce Caldwell-Luc operation (audio) \
variants: or Caldwell-Luc procedure

Medical Definition of Caldwell-Luc operation

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Caldwell-Luc%20operation. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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