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can·thus

 (kăn′thəs)
n. pl. can·thi (-thī′)
The angle formed by the meeting of the upper and lower eyelids at either side of the eye.

[Late Latin, from Greek kanthos.]

canthus

(ˈkænθəs)
n, pl -thi (-ˌθaɪ)
(Anatomy) the inner or outer corner or angle of the eye, formed by the natural junction of the eyelids
[C17: from New Latin, from Latin: iron tyre]
ˈcanthal adj

can•thus

(ˈkæn θəs)

n., pl. -thi (-thī).
the angle or corner on each side of the eye, formed by the junction of the upper and lower lids.
[1640–50; < New Latin, Latin; compare cant2]
can′thal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canthus - either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meetcanthus - either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
nasal canthus - the inner corner of the eye
temporal canthus - the outer corner of the eye
corner - the point where two lines meet or intersect; "the corners of a rectangle"
Translations

can·thus

1. n. canto, borde;
2. ángulo formado por el párpado externo y el interno al unirse en ambas partes del ojo.
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The Z-plasty has two major uses: correction of a retracted lip or medial canthus webbing.
After complete removal of affected eye, opening was left open on medial canthus in all animals for daily dressing with Povidone iodine seton (Fig.
The distance between the medial canthus of the eyes was measured for inner canthal distance and interproximal contacts were used as reference points for measuring the width of central maxillary incisors.
Malignant hidradenoma of the medial canthus with orbital and intracranial extension.
It has been demonstrated that the lower eyelid lymphatics drain into the submandibular glands [4] and the upper eyelid and medial canthus lymphatics drain into the parotid lymph nodes [5].
A baby girl aged seven months presented to our clinic, Etomie Oral and Maxillofacial Clinic, Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria, with a thick tubular structure in the medial canthus of the left eye and cleft of the left upper lip, left alveolus, and primary and secondary palates from birth.
A 75-year-old male, retired personnel, presented with complaints of swelling at medial canthus of the left eye of one-year duration associated with pain, ocular discharge, redness, and watering.
The study indicates that medial canthoplasty combined with CDCR surgery rebuilds normal appearance of eyelid and contour of the medial canthus and successfully repairs the function of the lacrimal drainage system.
The operative procedure starts with an incision at the border between the nasal sidewall and the cheek from the medial canthus to nasal ala.
the GE Voluson E8 Ultrasound Scanner (GE Healthcare, USA) was used for the check, when the complete eyeball echo was obtained, the probe should be moved slowly towards the medial canthus, during which period, the probe scanning tangent was kept vertical with the eyelid, when the ultrasonic probe found the lacrimal sac, made it stay in the center of screen, and adjusted the depth, pulse repetition frequency, focus area and sampling volume based on individual circumstances so that it could cover the full width of LSC; labeled the probe position, and pressed the 3D button, kept the probe stable, and pressed the freezing button for the automatic acquisition of 3D volumetric ultrasonic data, the data were stored in the hard disk for the later processing.
Evaluation of recurrent BCC cases in the literature reveals that tumors of the morpheaform subtype and those located in the medial canthus are particularly prone to recurrence.

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