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October 1947

TRAINING OF SURGEON AND SELECTION OF PATIENT FOR THE FENESTRATION OPERATION

Author Affiliations

Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Michigan Medical School ANN ARBOR, MICH.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1947;46(4):539-543. doi:10.1001/archotol.1947.00690020553007
Abstract

THE TRAINING OF THE SURGEON  THE TRAINING of the surgeon and the selection of the patient are two inseparable and eminently important problems in the overall aspect of fenestration surgery. A surgeon who is poorly trained in this field cannot select properly the candidate who is suitable for the Lempert fenestra nov-ovalis operation. A surgeon trained only in the technic of this operation is not fully equipped for surgical treatment of patients with otosclerosis. If he has any inclination to adapt patients to a form of therapy in which he is desirous of gaining a rich experience, his selection of patients will be unfortunate.Apparently, the technical training of most surgeons performing the Lempert operation has been fairly adequate from the standpoint of anatomic dissection. It should not be forgotten, however, that the operation is something more than an anatomic dissection to be performed on the living patient. It is

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