The Caldwell-Luc operation uses an external approach for surgical treatment of the severely diseased maxillary sinus. It is an alternative to middle meatal antrostomy done via endonasal endoscopic surgery and was the primary approach used for acc
Dec 29, 2012 · Caldwell-Luc Operation Definition: It is a radical operation in the maxillary sinus performed through the oral vestibule.—–Indications: 1. Inflammatory Condition: ex. Chronic Maxillary Sinusitis. 2. Cystic Condition: ex. Removal of Antral Polyps and Cysts & Antro-Choanal polyps 3. Neoplastic Condition: Benign and Malignant Lesions.
OBJECTIVE: Caldwell and Luc described the Caldwell-Luc operation more than 100 years ago as the surgical treatment for maxillary sinus disease. During the last decades less radical interventions using endoscopic approach have mainly replaced the classical procedures done for chronic and recurrent maxillary sinusitis.
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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 counterdrainage through the inferior meatus.
Caldwell and Luc described the Caldwell-Luc operation more than 100 years ago as the surgical treatment for maxillary sinus disease. During the last decades less radical interventions using endoscopic approach have mainly replaced the classical procedures done for …
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Indications for the Caldwell-Luc approach in the endoscopic era Article in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 132(2):219-20 · March 2005 with 685 Reads DOI: 10.1016/j.otohns.2004.09.014
Caldwell-luc antrostomy —also known as Radical antrostomy— is an operation to remove irreversibly damaged mucosa of the maxillary sinus. It is done when maxillary sinusitis is not cured by medication or other non-invasive technique.The approach is mainly from anterior wall of maxilla bone.
The Caldwell Luc Operation is a radical operation in the maxillary sinus performed through the oral vestibule. Nowadays a problem in the maxillary sinus is usually treated by an operation via the nose and not via the mouth.
The present study was conducted to evaluate the indications, effectiveness and the resulting complications of Caldwell Luc procedure. The study consists of 50 cases, of which 26 (52%) were male and 24 (48%) were females. Majority of the patients were of age group of 14 to 20 years and the most common symptom was nasal obstruction.
Jan 08, 2019 · The Caldwell-Luc procedure, also known as a radical antrum operation, is a surgical procedure generally done for the treatment of chronic maxillary sinusitis, a condition characterized by the obstruction and inflammation of the maxillary sinuses.
Dec 28, 2010 · Caldwell-Luc operation is a process of opening the maxillary antrum through canine fossa by sublabial approach and dealing with the pathology inside the antrum.