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March 1936

NASOFRONTAL CONNECTIONSA STUDY BASED ON ONE HUNDRED CONSECUTIVE DISSECTIONS

Arch Otolaryngol. 1936;23(3):322-343. doi:10.1001/archotol.1936.00640040330006

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Abstract

In view of the large number of treatments and operative procedures used in the region beneath the middle nasal concha (middle turbinal), especially the ventral or anterior portion of the middle concha, an additional contribution to the morphology and relational anatomy of the nasofrontal field may not be amiss. At the suggestion of Dr. J. Parsons Schaeffer I undertook the dissection and study of one hundred consecutive adult specimens. In addition, fifteen late fetuses were dissected in aid of the embryologic interpretations. The results of these investigations I report herewith.

The anatomy of the region beneath the ventral and cephalic portion of the middle nasal concha is of great importance clinically, since the success of an ethmofrontal operation, whether intranasal or extranasal, is in direct proportion to the establishment of adequate intranasal drainage. It follows that one should have a clear conception of the variable anatomy of

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