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Synonyms for canine

one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars

any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles

of or relating to a pointed conical tooth


of or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae

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The mucoperiosteal flap is elevated from canine fossa to the infraorbital nerve, avoiding injuring the nerve.
A right sided sublabial incision was taken and a bony window was created above the canine fossa.
Scanes Spicer's name never gained association with the similar procedure that his colleagues in the United States and France described) involved a sublabial transantral approach to the maxillary sinus, with trephination of the sinus through the antrum near the canine fossa.
INTRODUCTION: The Caldwell-Luc operation was first described in the late 19th century as a technique to remove infection and diseased mucosa from the maxillary sinus via the canine fossa, while creating intranasal counter drainage through the inferior meatus.
The lesion was subsequently removed with powered instrumentation via an inferior meatal approach, with observation through a telescope passed via the canine fossa (figure).
Another way to biopsy such a mass is via the canine fossa approach as described by Draf [1] and Stammberger.
If symptoms and findings persist, anterior rhinoscopy via a canine fossa or a mini-Caldwell-Luc approach should be performed and pathology should be removed.
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