sphenoidostomy

sphe·noi·dos·to·my

(sfē'noy-dos'tŏ-mē),
An operative opening made in the anterior wall of the sphenoid sinus.
[sphenoid + G. stoma, mouth]

sphenoidostomy

(sfē″noy-dŏs′tō-mē) [″ + ″ + stoma, mouth]
Surgically producing an opening into the sphenoid sinus.
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The patient then underwent a right transnasal sphenoidostomy. Because the superior nasal cavity was narrow, the inferior half of the superior turbinate was resected (figure 1, A), and the sphenoid sinus was entered via a natural sphenoid sinus ostium (figure 1, B).
procedures (%) UH [*] MC [+] Total Primary procedures Anterior ethmoidectomy 126 (41) 223 (54) 349 (49) Total ethmoidectomy 66 (22) 128 (31) 194 (27) Maxillary antrostomy 147 (48) 294 (71) 441 (61) Concurrent procedures Frontal sinusotomy 110 (36) 65 (16) 175 (24) Sphenoidostomy 65 (21) 46 (11) 111 (15) Polypectomy 54 (18) 172 (42) 226 (31) Septoplasty 30 (10) 43 (10) 73 (10) Partial middle turbinectomy 32 (11) 36 (8.7) 68 (9.5) Partial inferior turbinectomy 11 (3.6) 32 (7.7) 43 (6.0) Caldwell-Luc procedure 5 (1.6) 21 (5.1) 26 (3.6) Others [ss] 12 (3.9) 32 (7.7) 44 (6.1)