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maxillary sinus elevation surgery


Definition: a surgical procedure wherein the membrane lining of the maxillary sinus is elevated away from the bony floor of the sinus and the intervening space so created is filled with bone. The purpose of the operation is usually to create an increased alveolar height to facilitate placement of a dental implant.

Synonym(s): sinus lift

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