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 axillary region in this patient has active, draining sinus tracts that have formed ropelike, fibrotic subcutaneous scars.
A 13 year old girl was referred to the Plastic Surgery Department Outpatient Clinic by her General Medical Practitioner following unsuccessful antibiotic therapy for the management of a draining sinus on her chin.
J Hospital, Kolar with a complaint of cutaneous draining sinus on her right lower border of the cheek.
3) Cervicofacial actinomycosis frequently affects the maxillary sinus and causes swelling of the cheek, a woody induration, and draining sinus tracts.
The differential diagnosis of sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease includes furuncle, hidradenitis suppurativa, fistula-in-ano, perianal abscess, sacral osteomyelitis with draining sinus, tuberculosis, and actinomycosis.