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September 1928

A NEW INSTRUMENT FOR CATHETERIZING THE EUSTACHIAN TUBE

Arch Otolaryngol. 1928;8(3):332-333. doi:10.1001/archotol.1928.00620020352008

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Abstract

The device may be clamped on the regular nasoscope or antroscope. It consists of the block which is located at the distal end and which causes the catheter to deflect either to the right or the left, according to the position of the tube which guides the catheter and which is cut slanting adjacent to the stationary block. The catheter carrier is rotatably attached to the clamping device.

Fig. 1.—New catheterizing instrument. A indicates the block; B, the rotatable handle; C, the clamping device and D, the catheter carrier.

Fig. 2.—Detail of tip of catheter. A indicates the block; C, the clamping device; D, the catheter carrier and E, the obliquely cut end of the catheter carrier.

The rotatable catheter carrier has the usual bend on the near end, which in this case serves as a handle for rotating the tube to indicate the position and also as a means

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