This operation has been credited to various authors, among them being Killian, Hajek, Mensell, Janen, Freer, Krebs, Boenninghaus and others. It is, however, generally spoken of as the Killian operation, and perhaps it will not be amiss for me thus to speak of it in this paper.
The operation consists essentially in a submucous resection of the deflected area, whether in the cartilaginous or bony septum, or both, and the modus operandi and technic, while tedious and trying to both patient and operator, yet offer, on the whole, a brilliant and satisfactory result.
The various steps will readily be understood by referring to the illustrations here offered. The incision is made from above down, beginning on the side of the occlusion with membraneous septum and tip of the nose turned abruptly away from the occluded nostril.
This maneuver brings sharply to view the anterior border of the cartilaginous septum. With
ALTER FW. THE SUBMUCOUS RESECTION OF DEFLECTED NASAL SEPTI.THE SO-CALLED KILLIAN OPERATION. REPORT OF CASES. JAMA. 1905;XLV(1):34–36. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510010034001j
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