antral lavage

antral lavage

irrigation of the maxillary sinus through its natural ostium or through a puncture of the inferior meatus.

an·tral la·vage

(an'trăl lă-vahzh')
Irrigation of the maxillary sinus through its natural ostium or through a puncture of the inferior meatus.
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Objective: To compare the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of maxillary sinusitis as compared to antral lavage.
After ultrasonography all the patients had an antral lavage with isotonic saline to look for mucopurulent discharge.
Results: The sensitivity of ultrasonography in diagnosis of maxillary sinusitis taking antral lavage as Gold Standard was very low 35.
Antral lavage is a commonly performed procedure in diagnosis of maxillary sinusitis in our setup.
After ultrasonography, all the patients had antral lavage with isotonic saline to look for mucopurulent discharge.
Diagnostic measures were calculaed for ultrasonography using antral lavage as gold standard.
Sixty patients who fulfilled the study protocol were included and were further tested for confirmation by ultrasonography and antral lavage.
Haapaniemi et al10 compared the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonography in diagnosis of maxillary sinusitis as compared to antral lavage.