Mastoidectomy suction tips are made in two sizes, one 6 inches (15.2 cm.) long, with a 3 mm. opening in the small end, and a small tip of the same length with a 2 mm. opening in the small end. These tips are smaller at the distal end, which prevents the tip from becoming clogged by the bone chips and blood clots. The end of the tip is smooth and bulbous. These instruments will fit the ordinary rubber suction tube.
Mastoidectomy suction tip.
The larger instrument is used in general mastoid operations, and the smaller tip is useful in mastoids with a small antrum and in the region of the middle ear when radical mastoidectomies are performed.
This suction tip can be used in radical procedures on the frontal sinuses, in operations on the antrum, in external ethmoidectomy and also in evisceration of the eye and operations on the lacrimal
ANTHONY DH. MASTOIDECTOMY SUCTION TIPS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;10(2):192. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620050088010
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