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Article
September 1940

A FORCEPS FOR REMOVING ANTRAL MUCOSA FOR BIOPSY

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO
From the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;32(3):523-524. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660020527013
Abstract

The purpose of this communication is to present an instrument which has been successfully used in over 300 cases in the past three years for the removal of antral mucosa for diagnostic purposes. This instrument was devised in order that it might aid in the study of the serial changes of sinus mucosa cytologically and thus help in determining indications for types of therapy. It will prove valuable particularly now that Firor and Waters1 have shown that roentgen therapy can be valuable in those particular cases of subacute sinusitis in which there is a dense infiltration of lymphocytes rather than fibrotic thickening. A complete résumé of our work will be presented subsequently.

The instrument consists of an ordinary Coakley antrum trocar (A and B) with a slightly larger bore, a Hartmann ear forceps modified with a curved and elongated shank (D) and a washing attachment (C). After perforation of the

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