Consequently, numerous authors have proposed various techniques, maintaining a pure nasal endoscopic approach (without intervening on the canine fossa
The mucoperiosteal flap is elevated from canine fossa
to the infraorbital nerve, avoiding injuring the nerve.
DISCUSSION: 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.
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
. This procedure was the gold standard for surgical management of chronic maxillary sinus disease until the advent of intranasal surgery in the 1920s.
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.
(9) Geraghty and Dolan reported that the complete diagnostic criteria for MSH are (1) enlargement of the vertical orbit, (2) enlargement of the superior orbital fissure, (3) elevation of the canine fossa
, (4) enlargement of the pterygopalatine fissure, and (5) lateralization of the infraorbital neurovascular canal.
The lesion was subsequently removed with powered instrumentation via an inferior meatal approach, with observation through a telescope passed via the canine fossa
For lateral or posterior teeth, the surgeon can use a combined transfacial-transnasal approach, in which a trocar is inserted through the anterior canine fossa
; the trocar allows for the introduction of a probe to dislodge the tooth in a medial direction under direct vision.