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September 1949

Chirurgie de l'oreille, du nez, du pharynx et du larynx.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;50(3):370-371. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.00700010380017

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This volume is a revised reprint of the classic volume on French otolaryngologic surgery last printed in 1936, with Dr. Georges Laurens, since deceased, as co-author. The present edition is inspired by the teachings of Dr. Albert Hautant, one of the prominent Parisian otolaryngologists, whose assistant the author was. Many surgical descriptions are simplified, new procedures added and chapters on antibiotics developed.

Surgery of the Ear.—Revised technics of otoplasty are presented; treatment of macrotia, after Goldstein and Lexer, is described, and a new technic of total reconstruction of the auricle and of treatment of atresia of the external auditory canal is reported. For chronic suppurative otitis media, besides the routine technics of postauricular radical mastoidectomy (Schwartze, Stacke, Wolf), the endaural route is described, with Lempert's three meatal incisions (as used in fenestration), as well as procedures of modified radical mastoidectomy: antroatticotomy, after Heath (without opening the tympanic ring) and

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