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Reconstruction of the Deformed Nasal Septum. A Critical Evaluation of the Orthodox Submucous Resection. Presented by Dr. Matthew S. Ersner.
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Dr. Warren B. Davis: Dr. Ersner mentions as the indications for submucous resection (1) a septum "found pressing on the lateral nasal wall, interfering with the drainage of an infected ethmoid labyrinth or a frontal sinus"; (2) "an exostosis of the septum" which "becomes an irritant of the sphenopalatine ganglion by pressing on the posterior tip of the middle turbinate." To these I should add pressure about the anterior end of the middle turbinate which may or may not be associated with infection of the ethmoid sinus but which does produce pain of a type not infrequently erroneously classified as "hemicrania." The removal of such pressure has been a most satisfactory procedure in giving relief from this more or
TUCKER G, BURNS LJ, HEWSON W, FURLONG TF, WHELAN GL. COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF PHILADELPHIA, SECTION ON OTOLARYNGOLOGY, AND THE PHILADELPHIA LARYNGOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;39(4):354–357. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680010368014
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