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November 1950


Author Affiliations

From the Plastic Surgery Clinic, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, and the Plastic Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, New York University College of Medicine.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;52(5):671-708. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700030697001

IN UNDEVIATED conditions the dorsum of the nose lies in the midsagittal plane of the face (fig. 1). In partial deviations, only a portion of the nose is involved. When the entire nose is shifted or curved to one side, two portions of the nose veer in opposite directions, as in an S-shaped deformity, and the resulting deviation is referred to as a generalized one. Examination reveals that slight degrees of deviation are frequently due to septal deflection.

This paper is based on a study of 221 patients with nasal deviation treated in the plastic surgery clinic of the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. The age of the patients varied from 8 to 43 years; the greatest incidence of the condition occurred in the 17 to 25 year age group. The patients sought the services of the clinic because of nasal obstruction or deformity or, in some cases, both

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