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

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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Castelnuovo, "Is canine fossa access necessary for successful maxillary fungus ball treatment?" Rhinology, vol.
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).
To perform the trans-canine-fossa maxillary sinoscopy procedure, locate the canine fossa, which lies between the canine and the first premolar, and inject the area with a local anesthetic.
If symptoms and findings persist, anterior rhinoscopy via a canine fossa or a mini-Caldwell-Luc approach should be performed and pathology should be removed.
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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