Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.

Maxillectomy

From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Definition

noun

Surgical removal or resection of the maxilla or upper jaw bone.


Supplement

Maxillectomy may be total or limited. A total maxillectomy is the resection of the entire maxilla whereas a limited maxillectomy is only a partial resection, involving the removal of only the medial wall or the floor of the maxillary sinus.


Word origin: maxilla _ G. Ektome, excision