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July 1944

COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF PHILADELPHIA, SECTION ON OTOLARYNGOLOGY, AND PHILADELPHIA LARYNGOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;40(1):67-72. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680020079013

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Abstract

Suture of the Tonsillar Pillars as a Prevention of Hemorrhage in Local and General Tonsillectomies. Presented by Dr. Isaac B. High, Reading, Pa. (by invitation).  The writing of this paper was prompted by the simplicity of the method and the remarkable results obtained. Only one laryngologist, Luc, of Paris, France, is an advocate of the method as I have used it. Luc advocates the suturing of the tonsillar pillars in adults, as well as in children, immediately after the removal of the tonsils; the suturing is easily performed and gives the patient and the operator security and tranquility of mind.The suturing of the faucial pillars is simply a form of prolonged compression with a recession of the blood vessels into the tissues. It has been looked on and described as an operation of considerable difficulty because of the large denuded area and the inaccessibility as regards the placing of

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