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An instrument having one blade made as a tongue blade and the other as a Love palate retractor has been used by me for the past year and found very useful.
In doing an adenoidectomy the Love uvula retractor gives a good view of the nasopharynx, and both it and a tongue blade are used continually. Having both in one instrument keeps them both at hand and available. It has been of help not only for surgery but as an office instrument.
It has been mentioned that one needs to use palate retractor and tongue blade at the same time and should even use an assistant to do a proper adenoidectomy. It was the intention that one should have a number of these instruments available to entirely replace the metal tongue blade so that one always has the palate retractor at hand.
Combined tongue blade and palate retractor.
MANNING EL. COMBINED TONGUE BLADE AND PALATE RETRACTOR. AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1955;61(6):661. doi:10.1001/archotol.1955.00720020679012
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