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January 1960

Chirurgie der Verengungen der oberen Luftwege.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1960;71(1):128. doi:10.1001/archotol.1960.03770010132020

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Here is another book on plastic surgery of the airways. There have been many, and all of them depend upon drawings, photos, and plates to describe various methods and procedures, successful or otherwise. Seemingly, failures are few, and since successful results so often depend upon the healing ability of the patient's body, even the finest and best surgery can fail. However, these patients usually have all to gain and little to lose. Réthi has special interest in stenoses of the nose, pharynx, and larynx. While he follows the accepted methods in general, he has also added much of his own ingenuity in restoring patency to the airways. One can learn much from these excellent illustrations concerning procedures, but, of course, no one can learn plastic surgery from any source other than the patient at hand. There is no intention in this book to have it otherwise. This monograph is a

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