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In the early days of submucous resection for septal deformities, and in more recent times, on account of the clinician's failure to appreciate the importance of deflections and thickenings of the upper part of the septum, many incomplete operations were done. These operations may be classified as follows:
The procedures of crushing and repositioning, as in the Asch and Gleason operations.
The removal of spurs and ridges by various means, leaving a complete bony and cartilaginous wall between the two membranes.
The submucous removal of a portion of the bone and cartilage at the most prominent part of the obstruction, producing a window where the membranes become adherent to each other.
A combination of B and C.
In a considerable percentage of cases, the results from these measures are not satisfactory and the patients later seek further relief. In Classes A and B, the technic for the second operation is
Mosher GW. REOPERATION OF INCOMPLETE SUBMUCOUS RESECTION OF THE NASAL SEPTUM. JAMA. 1918;70(12):843. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.1918.26010120001011
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