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February 1936

IMPROVED INTRANASAL PACKING: A Rubber Pneumatic Pack

Author Affiliations

MADISON, WIS.
From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Wisconsin Medical School.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1936;23(2):232-235. doi:10.1001/archotol.1936.00640040239006
Abstract

This report concerns the develpoment of an intranasal pack or splint which is made of rubber tissue and is inflated with air when in position. Many attempts have been made to improve the effectiveness of nasal packing either for postoperative use or in the control of hemorrhage while improving the patient's comfort. All of these efforts have been appreciated by the surgeon, but the latter consideration chiefly influences the patient. Discomfort and often pain make the patient dread the period following a nasal operation.

The factors which limit the problem are well known, viz., the sensitivity of the nasal mucosa to foreign material, the small size of the vestibule in comparison to the size of the nasal fossa, the irregular and intricate contour of the fossa, the variation in the contour and size of one fossa with that of its partner and with that of other nasal fossae

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