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A NEW NASO-ANTROSTOMY FORCEPS

A NEW NASO-ANTROSTOMY FORCEPS This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract The instruments now available for performing naso-antrostomy are difficult to introduce under the inferior turbinate bone without trauma. The instrument illus A new naso-antrostomy forceps. trated here is small and is readily introduced through an opening made with a trocar. It does not injure the surrounding tissues, and it makes a clean bite. In performing the operation, infraction of the turbinate bone is not necessary. The blade of entrance of the forceps is curved so as to conform to the curve of a Coakley antrum trocar, and it will easily enter the opening made by this instrument. If the opening obtained by antrostomy is not large enough, a larger biting forceps may be used to increase its size. In cases of acute maxillary sinusitis in which frequent irrigations are sometimes indicated and in which traumatism is to be avoided, this instrument is especially applicable. The opening is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

A NEW NASO-ANTROSTOMY FORCEPS

Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 22 (3) – Sep 1, 1935

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1935 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9977
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1935.00640030348011
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract The instruments now available for performing naso-antrostomy are difficult to introduce under the inferior turbinate bone without trauma. The instrument illus A new naso-antrostomy forceps. trated here is small and is readily introduced through an opening made with a trocar. It does not injure the surrounding tissues, and it makes a clean bite. In performing the operation, infraction of the turbinate bone is not necessary. The blade of entrance of the forceps is curved so as to conform to the curve of a Coakley antrum trocar, and it will easily enter the opening made by this instrument. If the opening obtained by antrostomy is not large enough, a larger biting forceps may be used to increase its size. In cases of acute maxillary sinusitis in which frequent irrigations are sometimes indicated and in which traumatism is to be avoided, this instrument is especially applicable. The opening is

Journal

Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1935

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