aperture

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Related to piriform aperture: Pterygomaxillary fissure, nasal aperture
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His primary complaint, however, was postoperative pain, which he described as a sharp electrical sensation along the left piriform aperture and sidewall that radiated to the nasal tip.
The actual length and the ideal length were each measured at the piriform aperture, at the choanae, at half the distance from the tip of the nose to the piriform aperture, and at half the distance from the piriform aperture to the choanae (figure).
The cyst tract was excised, and the piriform aperture was closed using electrocautery.