antrostomy
Formation of a permanent opening into any antrum (maxillary sinus). [antro- + G. stoma, mouth]
- intraoral a. SYN: Caldwell-Luc operation.

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an·tros·to·my an-'träs-tə-mē n, pl -mies the operation of opening an antrum (as for drainage) also the opening made in such an operation

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n.
a surgical operation to produce a permanent or semipermanent artificial opening to an antrum in a bone, so providing drainage for any fluid. The operation is sometimes carried out to treat infection of the paranasal sinuses.

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an·tros·to·my (an-trosґtə-me) [antro- + -stomy] the operation of making an opening into an antrum for purposes of drainage.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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