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January 1930

A NEW OPERATIVE TREATMENT FOR ATROPHIC RHINITIS WITH OZENAPreliminary Report

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO Associate Surgeon, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary

Arch Otolaryngol. 1930;11(1):95-94. doi:10.1001/archotol.1930.03560010104009
Abstract

Up to this time there have been many methods of approach for the cure and relief of patients with atrophic rhinitis with ozena, based on the various clinical and pathologic interpretations of this malady by different investigators. From a survey of such work one comes to the conclusion that notwithstanding the fact that the etiology of this disease is still shrouded in mystery, the better results in its treatment have been obtained from operative procedures which have had as their object the reduction of space of the nasal chambers. This has been accomplished to some extent by the methods of Lautenschlager and Halle, whereby the nasal chambers are reduced in size by bringing in the lateral nasal walls.

As these operations were formidable and are now seldom used, there have evolved the operations of implants and transplants consisting of bone, rib, cartilage, fat and ivory, which are placed under the

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