counteropening

count·er·o·pen·ing

(kown'ter-ō'pen-ing),
A second opening made at the dependent part of an abscess or other cavity containing fluid, which is not draining satisfactorily through a previous opening.

counteropening

/coun·ter·open·ing/ (-o″pen-ing) a second incision made across an earlier one to promote drainage.

count·er·o·pen·ing

(kown'tĕr-ō'pĕn-ing)
A second opening made at the dependent part of an abscess or other cavity containing fluid, which is not draining satisfactorily through an opening previously made.
Synonym(s): contraaperture, counterpuncture.

counteropening

a second incision made across from an earlier one to promote drainage. Called also contra-aperture.
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For comparison purposes, our patient population was first divided into two groups: the 10 patients who underwent a counteropening procedure and the 15 patients who were treated by other means.
The greatest changes were seen in the 18 patients who underwent a counteropening or ostia-widening procedure (p < 0.
Saccharin times were decreased following treatment in all patients who underwent counteropening and ostia-widening procedures.
7) Our study showed that intramaxillary sinus pressures along the nasal cavity-maxillary sinus exchange routes were greater when the patency of the natural ostia was augmented by counteropening.