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January 1935

NEW INSTRUMENTS FOR IRRIGATING ANTRUMS THROUGH THE MIDDLE MEATUS

Author Affiliations

KNOXVILLE, TENN.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;21(1):92-93. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640020099010
Abstract

For the past fourteen years I have used instruments somewhat more crude than those to be described, but I have found them satisfactory. Since much interest has been aroused lately in this method of treatment I decided to have the instruments improved and made available to the medical profession. The instruments1 consist of an antrum probe and cannula. The probe is used to find any available opening, whether natural or accessory, in the middle meatus. The flat thumb-piece of the probe is taken between the thumb and forefinger, and is held gently while running the semidull point along in the middle meatus. It will usually drop into

Fig. 1.—Probe for finding the opening in the middle meatus or to puncture through the pars membranacea.

Fig. 2.—A cannula for irrigating the antrum through the middle meatus.

an opening. If not, the point is brought along the upper border of

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