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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