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The most important use of this convenient-sized rongeur, and the use for which it was especially designed, is the removal of the maxillary ridge in the submucous septal operation. The blades are small enough to allow their easy guidance in the operation, and, at the same time, strong enough to cut the hardest bone. The rongeur is most efficient also for removing the bridge between the cavum tympani and the mastoid antrum in the tympano-mastoid exenteration. In cleaning up the operative field in a mastoid exenteration the instrument is useful, as it will readily cut any bony tubercule or irregularity.
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BRYANT WS. ANTERIOR SUBMUCOUS BONE FORCEPS. JAMA. 1910;LIV(20):1614. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550460001001m
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