canine fossa


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Related to canine fossa: periorbita, Mental tubercle

ca·nine fos·sa

[TA]
a depression on the anterior surface of the maxilla below the infraorbital foramen and on the lateral side of the canine eminence.
Synonym(s): fossa canina [TA]

canine fossa

[kā′nīn]
Etymology: L, canis, dog; L, ditch
(in dentistry) either of the wide depressions on the external surface of each maxilla, superolateral to the canine tooth socket. It is the origin of the levator anguli oris muscle. Also called maxillary fossa.

canine fossa

A bony depression lateral to the incisive fossa, which is larger and deeper, separated therefrom by the vertical canine eminence and the site of origin of the levator anguli oris (caninus muscle).

ca·nine fos·sa

(kānīn fosă) [TA]
Depression on anterior maxillary surface below the infraorbital foramen and on the lateral side of the canine eminence.
Synonym(s): fossa canina [TA] .

ca·nine fos·sa

(kānīn fosă) [TA]
Depression on anterior surface of the maxilla below infraorbital foramen and on lateral side of canine eminence.
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These denervated upper anterior teeth is due to the damage to the anterior superior alveolar nerve when removing bone from the canine fossa region.
The incidence of complications after canine fossa puncture performed during endoscopic sinus surgery.
A more practical and effective alternative to the preceding type of inferior meatal approach is to make a powered endoscopic excision through the inferior meatal window while visualizing the antral mass lesion with a telescope passed through the canine fossa (figure, A).
1-3] If the trocar is placed too inferiorly within the canine fossa, it might damage one of the tooth roots.
Additionally, anterior wall bowing, a widening of the pterygopalatine fossa and infratemporal fossa fat plane, an elevation of the canine fossa, or a relatively lateral position of the infraorbital canal might be seen.

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