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This improved maxillary antrum wash tube is made of silver, fitted to a brass, nickel-plated connection which can be attached direct to either tubing or cutoff as desired, thus eliminating the additional connection used on so many other models. By so doing, the weight of the instrument is reduced to a minimum and the technic of the operation also is thus simplified. The openings of this instrument are placed laterally, assuring full capacity flow when in the sinus. The openings of many other models are placed anteroposteriorly, and apt to be occluded if in contact with the posterior antral wall. It is patterned after the fashion of the eustachian catheter, and is adapted to either antrum alike, thus eliminating the necessity of right and left instruments.
Vernon EL. A NEW MAXILLARY ANTRUM WASH TUBE. JAMA. 1923;81(17):1441. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.26510170001015
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