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August 1935

THE RIGHT ANGLE INCISION IN THE RADICAL (CALDWELL-LUC) ANTRUM OPERATION

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San Francisco

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;22(2):254-255. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640030267011

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Abstract

To the Editor:—In the May issue of the ARCHIVES OFOTOLARYNGOLOGY (21: 608, 1935), Dr. H. P. Merrill of Los Angeles criticizes an earlier article of mine, which appeared in the February number of the same journal (21:206, 1935), entitled "The Right Angle Incision in the Radical (Caldwell-Luc) Antrum Operation."

I can assure Dr. Merrill that I have been thoroughly conversant with the enervation of the teeth for a number of years, and I insist that there is nothing

Fig.1.—The classic transverse incision for the Caldwell-Luc operation, with the soft tissues retracted sufficiently to make a bony defect.

Fig. 2.—The right angle incision for the Caldwell-Luc operation, with the soft tissues retracted and an opening made into the antrum. The transverse incision with the necessary retraction is indicated by the dotted lines, A and A' indicate the areas of bone exposed by the transverse incision which are not exposed by

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