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May 1930


Arch Otolaryngol. 1930;11(5):621. doi:10.1001/archotol.1930.03560050095013

Rhoads and Dick have recorded their observations in routine physical examination of patients on whom tonsillectomy had been done and found that 75 per cent had considerable tonsil tissue left.

The tonsil-grasping forceps.

In the past five years, I have had to do a vast number of secondary tonsillectomies on patients who have been referred to me by their physicians for this purpose. Most of these patients were troubled by tonsil tabs, which had been permitted to remain in situ at the primary operation. These stubs hypertrophy and the focal infection is continued more intensively. This probably explains the continuation of the symptoms after tonsillectomy.

To eliminate this condition I have devised a new tonsil-grasping forceps to facilitate grasping these small tonsil tabs, regardless of their location. When they are held securely by this instrument, they are easily removed by the Eaves snare.

The instrument is simple. It is a

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