apicectomy

apicectomy

 [a″pĭ-sek´to-me]
excision of the apex of the petrous portion of the temporal bone.

ap·i·cec·to·my

(ap'i-sek'tō-mē),
1. Opening and exenteration of air cells in the apex of the petrous part of the temporal bone.
2. In dental surgery, an obsolete synonym for apicoectomy.
[L. apex, summit or tip, + G. ektomē, excision]

apicectomy

/api·cec·to·my/ (a″pĭ-sek´tah-me) excision of the apex of the petrous portion of the temporal bone.

apicectomy

(ā′pĭ-sĕk′tə-mē, ăp′ĭ-)
n.
Surgical removal of the apex of the petrous part of the temporal bone.

apicectomy

ap·i·cec·to·my

(api-sektŏ-mē)
1. Opening and exenteration of air cells in the apex of the petrous part of the temporal bone.
2. dental surgery An obsolete synonym for apicoectomy.
[L. apex, summit or tip, + G. ektomē, excision]

apicectomy

The removal of the tip of a tooth root. This is done if root canal treatment has been unsuccessful or is inappropriate.

ap·i·cec·to·my

(api-sektŏ-mē)
1. In dental surgery, an obsolete synonym for apicoectomy.
2. Opening and exenteration of air cells in the apex of the petrous part of the temporal bone.
[L. apex, summit or tip, + G. ektomē, excision]

apicectomy,

apicectomy

excision of the apical portion of the root of a tooth through an opening in overlying tissues of the jaw.
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She had been treated for a petrous apex cholesterol granuloma 20 years earlier, at which time she had undergone drainage of the granuloma via subtotal petrous apicectomy.
A craniotomy with subtotal petrous apicectomy was performed via a right middle fossa approach for drainage of the cholesterol granuloma.
Note that for states that use the CPT coding system, counts include all procedures that involved a mastoidectomy, including complete mastoidectomy, modified radical mastoidectomy, radical mastoidectomy, transmastoid antrotomy, petrous apicectomy including radical mastoidectomy, all revision mastoidectomy procedures, tympanoplasty with antrotomy or mastoidectomy, tympanoplasty with mastoidectomy, mastoid obliteration, and labyrinthectomy with mastoidectomy.
Salaverry, (8) inspired by Lempert's operation for petrous apicectomy, (9) developed the transattic approach in the early 1970s, primarily to achieve complete facial nerve decompression in patients with Bell's palsy.