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November 1979

Rhinoplasty Record and Retrieval System

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles (Dr Kamer), and the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Southern California (Drs Mayer and Fleming), Los Angeles.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(11):644-648. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790230014003

• The rhinoplastic surgeon must vary technique to fit the anatomic variations of nose and face. Our system to record and correlate preoperative findings with surgical methods could help accomplish this. It includes three forms to record pertinent findings of the history and physical examination, operative findings and techniques, and postoperative evaluations. These forms are numerically coded, and data can be transferred to a punch card system or computer cards for quick and easy retrieval and statistical analysis. The system tries to simplify the many anatomic and surgical variations, yet remain complete. We hope that this system, which has been used in other disciplines, can be applied to rhinoplasty. In this way, more scientific statistical data can be used to support surgical approaches.

(Arch Otolaryngol 105:644-648, 1979)

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