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March 1938

POSTOPERATIVE REPAIR OF THE PARANASAL SINUSES: EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES AND THEIR PRACTICAL APPLICATION

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO
From the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Department of Otolaryngology, Loyola University.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;27(3):323-338. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650030333008
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present experimental data on the reparative processes which follow the radical removal of the mucoperiosteal lining from the paranasal sinuses and their practical application.

In the experiments and the radical surgical operations performed on the sinuses of animals and human beings moderate dissolution was produced in the compact and spongy bone preliminary to the complete removal of the mucoperiosteal lining.

From the specific facts known1 about the healing of bone and mucous membrane, it is reasonable to postulate that in the healing of the operative area granulation tissue will spring up to repair the bony defects and the sinuses. The intact periosteum of the anterior wall, the endosteum and the cellular elements of the bared bone will form the so-called callus of the long bones. This type of callus differs from the callus of the long bones in that there is a loss

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