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lacrimal

, lachrymal, lacrymal
of or relating to tears or to the glands that secrete tears
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lacrimal

[′lak·rə·məl]
(anatomy)
Pertaining to tears, tear ducts, or tear-secreting organs.
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This microplate was then used to attach our transnasal wire in a posterior and superior relation to the lacrimal fossa. Relating the position of the posterior lacrimal crest with the uninvolved side, we then took a hand drill with a 1.5-mm drill bit and fashioned a through-and-through tunnel that exited near the superior portion of the lacrimal fossa on the contralateral side.
We then tightened the wire around the screw in the contralateral orbit until the canthus was restored in the posterior and superior position relative to the lacrimal fossa. Externally, we retested the medial canthus and found that it was completely immobile and solid against the miniplate.
We directed our drilling from a position posterior and superior to the lacrimal fossa on the involved side to the superior portion of the lacrimal fossa between the anterior and posterior lacrimal crests on the contralateral side, while noting the level of the anterior ethmoid artery.
The age of patients diagnosed with lacrimal fossa lesions spanned from 5 years old to 74 years old.
Pathological Profiles of Lacrimal Fossa Lesions in 31 Patients
A Kerrison's punch forceps is utilized to start removing the stronger portion of bone in the lacrimal fossa. 5mmDCR burr (Xomed microdebridor) was used in most of the cases to expose the lacrimal sac adequately.
Lamina papyraceae, parchment like bone of the posterior half of the lacrimal fossa was fractured with smaller end of the blunt dissector.
In some cases to remove the maxillary portion of the lacrimal fossa that has thick bone, a septal chisel or otologic burr was used.
Exposure of the sac: The lacrimal fascia was splitted from anterior lacrimal crest and the sac was separated from lacrimal fossa posteriorly upto posterior lacrimal crest, superiorly upto fundus and inferiorly upto the junction of nasolacrimal duct.the sac was then retracted exposing the entire lacrimal fossa.
In case of Toti's procedure, the medial wall of the lacrimal sac was excised, the lacrimal fossa and anterior lacrimal crest exposed and removed.
Reflection of periosteum and dissection of lacrimal sac from lacrimal fossa was done.