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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 incidence of complications after canine fossa puncture performed during endoscopic sinus surgery.
The lesion was subsequently removed with powered instrumentation via an inferior meatal approach, with observation through a telescope passed via the canine fossa (figure).
Telescopic maxillary siloscopy via the canine fossa is an excellent way to study the natural ostium of the maxillary sinus.
Additionally, anterior wall bowing, a widening of the pterygopalatine fossa and infratemporal fossa fat plane, an elevation of the canine fossa, or a relatively lateral position of the infraorbital canal might be seen.
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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