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July 1948

RHINOPLASTY IN CHILDREN: With a Report of an Operation on a Nine Year Old Boy

Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;48(1):73-82. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690040080010

A SURGICAL operation on the nose may be safely undertaken at an early age without in any way impairing the future development of the organ. According to Salinger,1 a deviated septum or twisted nose in a child should be corrected if it interferes with function, and in this opinion he is supported by Carter,2 White3 and others. Cohen4 and Peer5 have reported good results for the repair of a dislocated nasal septum in a 4 year old child. A displaced nasal cartilage was reset on the fourteenth postnatal day by Metzenbaum,6 who called attention not only to the impaired breathing but to the difficulty in nursing. Ersner7 corrected this condition at birth. A child 2 years and 6 months old was operated on by Colver8 for bilateral occlusion of the choanae. He removed a portion of the posterior edge of the septum and breathing became normal. At the age of

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