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
BERNSTEIN D, BERNSTEIN HJ. Axial Submental Nasal Film. Arch Otolaryngol. 1965;82(4):430–432. doi:10.1001/archotol.1965.00760010432020
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