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conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy

Pronunciation: kon-junk'ti-vo-dak're-o-sis'to-ri-nos'to-me

Definition:

  1. A surgical procedure for providing lacrimal drainage when the canaliculi are closed; plastic tubes are used to stent a passageway created from the conjunctival sac through the lacrimal sac to the nasal cavity.
  2. The opening so produced.

[conjunctiva + G. dakryon, tear, + kystis, cyst, + ris (rhin-), nose, + stoma, mouth]

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