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August 1928

FRONTAL-ETHMOSPHENOIDECTOMYFURTHER EXPERIENCE WITH THIS OPERATION PERFORMED UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA; A NEW OSTEOPLASTIC FLAP

Arch Otolaryngol. 1928;8(2):144-150. doi:10.1001/archotol.1928.00620020160003
Abstract

In 1926, I described before the American Laryngological Association an operation on which my co-workers and I had been at work for a number of years, and which at that time we had performed thirty times.1 The two years since have given my associates and me more experience with this method, and I am grateful for the privilege of reviewing the work and profiting by the criticism made by the members of the association. My associate, Dr. Bacher, the house officer, Dr. Hunnicutt or I have operated on forty patients since the former report.

In the matter of diagnosis, we have made some progress through the microscopic examination of the discharge from the nose and also the antral contents. The cytologic study has been a help in establishing the fact of sinus infection and in localizing it. We do not consider that the operative indications have been materially changed.

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