draining sinus


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draining sinus

Etymology: AS, drachen, teardrop; L, sinus, hollow
an abnormal channel or fistula permitting the escape of exudate to the outside of the body.

draining sinus

An abnormal passageway leading from inside the body to the outside. This is usually due to an infectious process.
See also: sinus
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The patient's course was complicated by jaundice due to rifampin and a draining sinus tract at her knee that grew Staphylococcus aureus.
The lesion usually defies accurate identification on clinical grounds and can be mistaken for benign conditions, such as a foreign body granulomatous reaction, a draining sinus, or an infected wart.
Deep dermal abscesses may join and progress to form chronically draining sinus tracts colonized by mixed bacterial flora.
However, the concern arises due to the susceptibility to recurrent infection that may result in a chronic draining sinus.
2) Uncommonly, the cyst may become secondarily infected, resulting in osteomyelitis with formation of an abscess and draining sinus to the overlying skin.
of Princess Margaret Hospital for Children for assessment of tooth 41 and the possibility that this was associated with an external draining sinus on her chin.