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END-RESULTS OFONEHUNDREDCONSECUTIVESINUSOPERATIONS. DR. HAROLDTOBEY, Boston.
One hundred patients with sinus disease were examined with respect to the value of various surgical procedures and the results obtained. These were listed in terms of relief to the patient's symptoms, not with regard to entire cure of the pathologic process, since one may exist without the other. Consideration was given to the age of the patient, the chief complaint, the objective findings and surgical treatment and the end-results, which sometimes had to be estimated since regions like the sinuses are liable to reinfection and, unlike the appendix, cannot be entirely removed.
The radical operations on the antrum were done in the Caldwell-Luc manner, with complete removal of the lining mucosa in all cases. All radical operations on the frontal sinus were done by Lynch method, while ethmoidectomies were done by the intranasal or transantral route.
RICHARDS L. AMERICAN LARYNGOLOGICAL, RHINOLOGICAL AND OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY, INC. Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, N. J., May 23-25, 1932. Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;17(2):279–286. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03570050266014
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