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April 1953


AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1953;57(4):450-451. doi:10.1001/archotol.1953.00710030471010

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Many patients will not undergo septal surgery because of their fear of complete nasal obstruction due to packing for the first 24 hours after operation. I was therefore moved to devise a packing through which a patient could breathe in comparative comfort after intranasal surgery.

The materials needed for the construction of this pack are a piece of soft sponge rubber approximately 1½ to 2 in. (3.8 to 5 cm.) long, ½ to ¾ in. (1.3 to 1.9 cm.) wide, and ½ in. thick. In addition to the sponge rubber, a soft ¼ in. (0.6 cm.) rubber tube, a finger cot, and two small wire clips are required. The measurements vary according to the size of the nose to be packed.

rubber Rubber tube Staple Rubber band Finger cot B

Tube pack to be used after intranasal operation.

To construct the pack, a cut is made along the side of

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