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canine

1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Canidae, a family of mammals, including dogs, jackals, wolves, and foxes, typically having a bushy tail, erect ears, and a long muzzle: order Carnivora (carnivores)
2. of or relating to any of the four teeth, two in each jaw, situated between the incisors and the premolars
3. a canine tooth

canine

Any member of the dog family, including wolves and foxes.
See also: Ornament

canine

[′kā‚nīn]
(anatomy)
A conical tooth, such as one located between the lateral incisor and first premolar in humans and many other mammals. Also known as cuspid.
(vertebrate zoology)
Pertaining or related to dogs or to the family Canidae.
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DISCUSSION: The Caldwell-Luc operation was first described in the late 19th century as a technique to remove infection and diseased mucosa from the maxillary sinus via the canine fossa, while creating intranasal counter-drainage through the inferior meatus.
7) Robinson et al described a 16% rate of persistent adverse effects from canine fossa puncture, most commonly facial pain, facial paresthesia, and numbness.
OPERATIVE TECHNIQUE: The initial steps and approach to the maxillary sinus through the canine fossa is similar regardless of the indication (Figures 1 to 5).
Biopsy or excision of lesions in the maxillary sinus can be achieved via (1) a middle meatal approach, (1,2) (2) an inferior meatal approach, (1,2) (3) a canine fossa maxillary sinoscopy approach, (2,3) and (4) a mini-Caldwell-Luc approach.
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.

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