maxillotomy

maxillotomy

 [mak″sĭ-lot´ah-me]
surgical sectioning of the maxilla, which allows movement of all or part of the maxilla into the desired position.

max·il·lot·o·my

(mak'si-lot'ŏ-mē),
Surgical sectioning of the maxilla to allow movement of all or a part of the maxilla into the desired portion.
[maxilla + G. tomē, incision]

maxillotomy

/max·il·lot·o·my/ (mak″sĭ-lot´ah-me) surgical sectioning of the maxilla which allows movement of all or part of the maxilla into the desired position.

maxillotomy

(măk′sə-lŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Surgical sectioning of the maxilla to allow movement of all or a part of the maxilla into the desired position.

maxillotomy

[mak′silot′əmē]
Etymology: L, maxilla, upper jaw; Gk, tomē, a cutting
surgical sectioning of the maxilla that allows movement of all or a part of the maxilla into the desired position.

maxillotomy

An incision into the maxilla.

max·il·lot·o·my

(mak'si-lot'ŏ-mē)
Surgical sectioning of the maxilla to allow movement of all or a part of the maxilla into the desired position.
[maxilla + G. tomē, incision]

max·il·lot·o·my

(mak'si-lot'ŏ-mē)
Surgical sectioning of maxilla to allow movement of all or a part of the maxilla into desired portion.
[maxilla + G. tomē, incision]

maxillotomy (mak´silot´əmē),

n the surgical sectioning of the maxilla to allow movement of all or a part of the maxilla into the desired portion.

maxillotomy

surgical sectioning of the maxilla which allows movement of all or part of the maxilla into the desired position.
References in periodicals archive ?
A case report: Maxillotomy for removal of a clival chordoma.
Between 1996 and 1999, we used the Le Fort I maxillotomy technique to operate on seven patients, aged 28 to 79 years, who had lesions of the anterior skull base (table).
A case report demonstrates these concepts and nursing considerations for the patient undergoing a maxillotomy for resection of a clival chordoma.
Related nursing considerations for the patient undergoing a maxillotomy for resection of a clival chordoma are included.
Advocates of the maxillotomy approach argue that it provides wide exposure of the clivus with reduced mortality.
A combined extended maxillotomy was recommended by the neurosurgeon.
TH underwent a left extended maxillotomy for gross total removal of a large complex chordoma on October 17, 1995.
2] Fig 3 shows an artist's depiction of the maxillotomy with the clivus exposed.
2,3] In the performance of a maxillotomy for a clival lesion, the maintenance of dural integrity may involve primary suture, free fascia lata graft or transposition of the temporalis muscle followed by possible placement of a lumbar drain.
Most patients experience various degrees of sensory impairment of the face ipsilateral to the maxillotomy, resulting predominantly from manipulation of the infraorbital nerve and occasionally the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve within the infratemporal fossa.
Nursing considerations for a maxillotomy include the following.
Because sensation to V2 and V3, as well as the palate, can be impaired following a maxillotomy, a soft toothbrush should be used to avoid injury to the oral mucosa.