The illustration shows a new model of my reverse antrum forceps with sphenoid punch attachment. It has great strength and universal motion. By actual comparison, it will be found smaller than many other common intranasal instruments, and yet statements are made that it is too large, and also that itis not long enough. These statements imply ignorance of intranasal anatomic relationship. The first model1 will give two inches more than is needed even if it is put back to the pterygoid process. One can even insert the blade into the eustachian tube or into the sphenoid sinus and still have plenty of room for the handle. The new model is long enough, strong enough, and small enough to do all and more than is claimed for it.
OSTROM L. REVERSE ANTRUM FORCEPS WITH SPHENOID PUNCH ATTACHMENT. JAMA. 1908;LI(15):1233. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410150037002d
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