Since the nose is the most exposed feature of the face, it is natural that it bears the brunt of injuries, which accounts for the comparative frequency of nasal deformities as they are commonly seen. I am convinced that a large percentage of these deformities are results of traumas received in childhood at a time when the nasal structure is still incompletely developed. It is furthermore my opinion that a great many of these childhood injuries are unrecognized and untreated for reasons which will be elaborated a little later. A review of the case histories of 1,135 consecutive patients seen in private practice seeking nasal plastic procedures reveals the interesting fact that 323, or 28 per cent, gave a definite history of having sustained an injury to the nose in childhood. The actual percentage is undoubtedly much higher, since it is easily conceivable that in many cases the trauma was
SALINGER S. INJURIES TO THE NOSE IN CHILDREN: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT. Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(5):936–951. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660041010005
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