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October 1965

Axial Submental Nasal Film

Author Affiliations

From the New York University Postgraduate Medical School, associate clinical professor of otorhinolaryngology and otorhinolaryngologic plastic surgery, associate attending in otorhinolaryngology and otorhinolaryngologic plastic surgery, University Hospital of the New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital, attending otorhinolaryngologist and otorhinolaryngologic plastic surgeon, Maimonides Hospital of Brooklyn (Dr. D. Bernstein); fellow, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University (H. Bernstein).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1965;82(4):430-432. doi:10.1001/archotol.1965.00760010432020

THE PURPOSE of this paper is to indicate that the vertical, axial submental nasal film demonstrates the nasal bones and related structures at least as well as the occlusal film and offers so many advantages over the latter that we are now using the submental film to the exclusion of the occlusal film. In 19591 and in subsequent publications2 the value of the occlusal film as compared with the customary lateral and Water's views in the study of reduced nasal fractures and the pre- and postoperative submucous resection and rhinoplasty (septorhinoplasty) were described. The occlusal film aided in the demonstration of fractures, postreduction results, and in studies of the pre- and postoperative status of the nasal roof, the results of lateral osteotomies, and submucous resection in septorhinoplasty and was the basis for modifications in the surgical approach.3 Certain difficulties in obtaining consistently satisfactory films became apparent as

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