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April 1944

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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Abstract

Reconstruction of the Deformed Nasal Septum. A Critical Evaluation of the Orthodox Submucous Resection. Presented by Dr. Matthew S. Ersner.  This article will be published in full in the Archives.

DISCUSSION  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

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