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December 1970

Lateral Osteotomy Drainage Tubes in Rhinoplasty

Author Affiliations

Stanford, Calif
From the Division of Otolaryngology, Stanford Medical Center, Stanford, Calif, and the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital, Palo Alto, Calif.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1970;92(6):596-598. doi:10.1001/archotol.1970.04310060068013

A series of 30 rhinoplasties was evaluated to determine the effect of drainage tubes used in the lateral-osteotomy incisions on edema and ecchymosis occurring postoperatively. No differences were noted. A comparison of Neivert chisels vs Joseph saws used for the lateral osteotomies showed no differences in the postoperative swelling.

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