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Article
September 1940

PREVENTION AND CORRECTION OF DORSAL DEPRESSIONS BY SEPTAL IMPLANTS

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Nose and Throat Service of the Mount Sinai Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;32(3):524-529. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660020528014

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Abstract

The purpose of this communication is to acquaint the rhinologist, who is constantly called on to perform submucous resection for nasal obstruction, with a simple procedure for correction of nasal depressions involving the cartilaginous dorsum. This is accomplished at the same time as the septum is being corrected, by reimplantation of the removed cartilaginous fragments.

The depression deformity may have resulted from trauma and may be accompanied by a deviated septum. Under such conditions correction by a partial submucous resection is unsatisfactory, whereas a complete submucous resection may be followed by an accentuation in the saddle appearance. The operator is often criticized for not having left sufficient cartilage to support the dorsum, and a rhinoplastic procedure will eventually become necessary to correct the deficiency of the framework. Not only can the increased saddle be prevented, but it can be corrected at the time of the submucous resection by the insertion

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