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April 1956

Fractures and Post-Traumatic Deformation of the Nose

Author Affiliations

Petah-Ticqva, Israel
From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology (Dr. R. Werth, Director), Government Hospital, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1956;63(4):355-362. doi:10.1001/archotol.1956.03830100013005

There has been but little significant change made in the treatment of nasal-bone fractures throughout the years. Upon review of the medical literature of the past few decades which deals with this subject, one is impressed with the fact that not only has treatment been at a standstill but there has been no modification of the pathogenic conception of this condition.

Nasal-bone fractures being among the commonest of traumatic conditions, it is wrong to ignore the importance of this topic. In illustration, it may be well to quote Oscar Becker, who found that, of 135 cases of nasal trauma, 100 presented fractures.

The attention of the E. N. T. specialist would readily be called to this condition if he took time to consider the esthetic deformation, at times permanent, of the nasal pyramid and the respiratory difficulties so often associated with it. It is forthwith evident that only a qualified

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