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January 1966

Suction Irrigator With Finger Control

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis; and St. Joseph Memorial Hospital and Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo, Ind.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;83(1):56. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760020058017

This modification of the House suction irrigator with finger control on the irrigation portion facilitates the use of suction and irrigation in one hand during mastoid and tympanoplastic surgery (Fig 1). There is no need for the nurse to clamp the suction rubber tubing. This avoids the delay in "on and off" action of irrigation. Simply by turning the finger control, the irrigation could be stopped or started (Fig 2). The instrument as shown in Fig 1 and 2 is No. 12 French.*

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