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The instruments now available for performing naso-antrostomy are difficult to introduce under the inferior turbinate bone without trauma. The instrument illus
A new naso-antrostomy forceps.
trated here is small and is readily introduced through an opening made with a trocar. It does not injure the surrounding tissues, and it makes a clean bite.
In performing the operation, infraction of the turbinate bone is not necessary. The blade of entrance of the forceps is curved so as to conform to the curve of a Coakley antrum trocar, and it will easily enter the opening made by this instrument. If the opening obtained by antrostomy is not large enough, a larger biting forceps may be used to increase its size.
In cases of acute maxillary sinusitis in which frequent irrigations are sometimes indicated and in which traumatism is to be avoided, this instrument is especially applicable. The opening is
ALEXANDER SA. A NEW NASO-ANTROSTOMY FORCEPS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;22(3):334–335. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640030348011
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