canine fossa


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Related to canine fossa: periorbita, Mental tubercle

ca·nine fos·sa

[TA]
a depression on the anterior surface of the maxilla below the infraorbital foramen and on the lateral side of the canine eminence.
Synonym(s): fossa canina [TA]

canine fossa

[kā′nīn]
Etymology: L, canis, dog; L, ditch
(in dentistry) either of the wide depressions on the external surface of each maxilla, superolateral to the canine tooth socket. It is the origin of the levator anguli oris muscle. Also called maxillary fossa.

canine fossa

A bony depression lateral to the incisive fossa, which is larger and deeper, separated therefrom by the vertical canine eminence and the site of origin of the levator anguli oris (caninus muscle).

ca·nine fos·sa

(kānīn fosă) [TA]
Depression on anterior maxillary surface below the infraorbital foramen and on the lateral side of the canine eminence.
Synonym(s): fossa canina [TA] .

ca·nine fos·sa

(kānīn fosă) [TA]
Depression on anterior surface of the maxilla below infraorbital foramen and on lateral side of canine eminence.
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7) Robinson et al described a 16% rate of persistent adverse effects from canine fossa puncture, most commonly facial pain, facial paresthesia, and numbness.
A more practical and effective alternative to the preceding type of inferior meatal approach is to make a powered endoscopic excision through the inferior meatal window while visualizing the antral mass lesion with a telescope passed through the canine fossa (figure, A).
Telescopic maxillary sinoscopy via a trocar placed through the canine fossa is a useful adjunctive procedure for the diagnosis and treatment of ostial lesions of the maxillary sinus.

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