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September 21, 1912

SUBMUCOUS RESECTION OF THE NASAL SEPTUM: INDICATIONS AND CONTRA-INDICATIONS

JAMA. 1912;LIX(12):1132-1136. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270090376075
Abstract

The operation known as submucous resection of the nasal septum has been in general use for about eight years. During that time, it has become an important part of the rhinologist's work, and it seems almost gratuitous to offer any additional words on its indications and contra-indications. And yet, on the other hand, the greater experience and opportunity for observation afforded by the multitude of cases make a definite statement of much greater possibility than heretofore. For this reason, the invitation to take part in the symposium on submucous resection was accepted.

INDICATIONS  There is little argument as to the indications. While some rhinologists still cling to older forms of operation, the vast majority are more and more limiting themselves to the submucous resection. And with the coming of the younger generation, there is a still greater tendency to ignore the older forms of operation. What is more logical than

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