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January 1952


AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1952;55(1):12-21. doi:10.1001/archotol.1952.00710010019003

ALTHOUGH the history of rhinoplasty dates back to antiquity, it is only during the past several years that rhinoplasty has been used as an approach as well as a part of rhinologic procedures.

The rhinoplastic surgical approach is defined as that surgical procedure involving any, many, or all of the components of the nasal pyramid which is performed in such a way that the repair or restoration of any of the involved parts will give the best esthetic and physiological results.

The rhinologic problems that are to be considered involve the external pyramid itself, its inner nasal component— septum—and, finally, a combination of these two. This article is confined primarily to those problems in which these parts interfere with the free passage of air into the nares and cause obstructions to nasal secretions. In an analysis of these problems, it is necessary to consider the nose in relation to all

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