It would seem safe to assume that nearly all practitioners of medicine will agree on the following points: In cases of deflected nasal septum or contracted nares leading to partial or complete stenosis with the usual associated difficulties of spurs, enlarged turbinal bodies, hypertrophic enlargements of intranasal structures and other factors of similar nasal diseased conditions, with adenoids, enlarged tonsils and mouth-breathing it would be greatly beneficial if more breathing space could be secured and better oxygenation made possible by some means other than complete removal of turbinal bodies, a practice now largely abandoned, as many operative procedures not yet entirely discarded doubtless will be when both their inefficiency to give permanent relief and their postoperative disadvantages are better appreciated.
All, however, are not agreed that this can be done. Even those with whom I have been associated in the correction of such conditions, who know from practical results that
BROWN GVI. READJUSTMENT OF THE SUPERIOR MAXILLÆ IN TREATMENT OF HARE-LIP AND CLEFT PALATEAND THEIR SEPARATION BY DIRECT PRESSURE FOR THE RELIEF OF DEFLECTED NASAL SEPTUM AND CONTRACTED NARES.. JAMA. 1909;LII(13):1026-1031. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.25420390022001f