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December 5, 1903

THE WINDOW RESECTION OPERATIONFOR THE CORRECTION OF DEFLECTIONS OF THE NASAL SEPTUM.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(23):1391-1398. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490420009002c
Abstract

Since publishing my first paper on this subject in March, 1902,1 I have added 36 operations to the 15 reported at that time, making a total of 51.2 Of these patients, 31 were young adults, 10 people of middle age and 10 from 12 to 17 years old. There were 43 men and 8 women. In 25 cases the deviation was in the left naris, in 23 in the right, and in 3 in both, the deflection being sigmoid anteroposteriorly; 7 deviations followed the entire septum from the tip of the cartilage almost to the posterior border of the vomer; 19 deflections were purely cartilaginous; 28 required removal of both bone and cartilage; 4 were entirely or mainly bony; 23 were of even normal thickness, while 4 were evenly thin, the cartilage being as thin as a visiting card; 12 had a thick bony base, which projected upward and usually

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