It is not my purpose to describe a new operation for the correction of deflections of the nasal septum, but to give my experience with the methods that I prefer and to mention the additions to their technique and instrumentarium suggested to me by their use. These methods will also be contrasted with the type of another class of operations that has become popular with many, to the exclusion of other procedures. I refer to the straightening of deflections in the way described by M. J. Asch.
While the means advocated in this paper inflict a minimum of traumatism on the nasal interior, the operation of Asch is accompanied by an amount of force and injury out of all proportion to the resistance of the frail partition that is to be straightened. Asch's procedure is intended to accomplish by force under narcosis, in a few minutes, without the aid of
FREER OT. THE CORRECTION OF DEFLECTIONS OF THE NASAL SEPTUM WITH A MINIMUM OF TRAUMATISM.. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(10):636–642. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480100012002b
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