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.
Spooner TR, Goode RL, Fascenelli FW. Lateral Osteotomy Drainage Tubes in Rhinoplasty. Arch Otolaryngol. 1970;92(6):596–598. doi:10.1001/archotol.1970.04310060068013
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