conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy


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con·junc·ti·vo·dac·ry·o·cys·to·rhi·nos·to·my

(kon-jŭnk'ti-vō-dak'rē-ō-sis'tō-rī-nos'tō-mē),
1. A surgical procedure for providing lacrimal drainage when the canaliculi are closed; plastic tubes are used to stent a passageway created from the conjunctival sac through the lacrimal sac to the nasal cavity.
2. The opening so produced.
[conjunctiva + G. dakryon, tear, + kystis, cyst, + ris (rhin-), nose, + stoma, mouth]