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A FORCEPS FOR REMOVING ANTRAL MUCOSA FOR BIOPSY

A FORCEPS FOR REMOVING ANTRAL MUCOSA FOR BIOPSY Abstract The purpose of this communication is to present an instrument which has been successfully used in over 300 cases in the past three years for the removal of antral mucosa for diagnostic purposes. This instrument was devised in order that it might aid in the study of the serial changes of sinus mucosa cytologically and thus help in determining indications for types of therapy. It will prove valuable particularly now that Firor and Waters1 have shown that roentgen therapy can be valuable in those particular cases of subacute sinusitis in which there is a dense infiltration of lymphocytes rather than fibrotic thickening. A complete résumé of our work will be presented subsequently. The instrument consists of an ordinary Coakley antrum trocar (A and B) with a slightly larger bore, a Hartmann ear forceps modified with a curved and elongated shank (D) and a washing attachment (C). After perforation of the References 1. Firor, W. B., and Waters, C. A.: The Present Status of Roentgen Treatment of Sinus Infections , Am. J. Roentgenol. 42:857-865 ( (Dec.) ) 1939. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

A FORCEPS FOR REMOVING ANTRAL MUCOSA FOR BIOPSY

Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 32 (3) – Sep 1, 1940

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1940 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9977
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10.1001/archotol.1940.00660020527013
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Abstract

Abstract The purpose of this communication is to present an instrument which has been successfully used in over 300 cases in the past three years for the removal of antral mucosa for diagnostic purposes. This instrument was devised in order that it might aid in the study of the serial changes of sinus mucosa cytologically and thus help in determining indications for types of therapy. It will prove valuable particularly now that Firor and Waters1 have shown that roentgen therapy can be valuable in those particular cases of subacute sinusitis in which there is a dense infiltration of lymphocytes rather than fibrotic thickening. A complete résumé of our work will be presented subsequently. The instrument consists of an ordinary Coakley antrum trocar (A and B) with a slightly larger bore, a Hartmann ear forceps modified with a curved and elongated shank (D) and a washing attachment (C). After perforation of the References 1. Firor, W. B., and Waters, C. A.: The Present Status of Roentgen Treatment of Sinus Infections , Am. J. Roentgenol. 42:857-865 ( (Dec.) ) 1939.

Journal

Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1940

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