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March 6, 1937

Etude critique des techniques opératoires de la sinusite frontoethmoïdale purulente chronique. Nouvelle méthode d'évidement frontoethmoïdal

JAMA. 1937;108(10):833. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780100063031

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This brochure is one of a series of international otorhinolaryngologic monographs. In the introduction, Ledoux calls attention to the various types of fronto-ethmoid operations usually practiced. Then follows a chapter on the anatomy of the frontal sinus and the structures in its vicinity. The author discusses only the chronic purulent conditions involving the frontal sinuses and ethmoid cells. In cases in which there is also a chronic maxillary sinusitis, he advises the use of the Luc-Caldwell operation. In order to facilitate healing, an attempt is made to produce a new mucous membrane lining derived from the underlying layer of connective tissue, together with surface epithelium by the extension of the epithelium of neighboring areas. The author insists that any operative procedure which is supposed to produce a radical cure must show a maximum of efficiency due to perfect curettage and maximum drainage with permanent and accessible approach, together with a

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