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December 1979

Is the Lacrimal Apparatus Injured Following Cosmetic Rhinoplasty?

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Plastic Surgery (Drs Lavine and Lehman) and Department of Radiology (Dr Jackson), Akron (Ohio) City Hospital and Akron General Medical Center. Dr Lavine is now in private practice in Ft Worth, Tex.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(12):719-720. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790240033007

• A study was undertaken to test the validity of the belief that lacrimal apparatus injury is common in patients who undergo a cosmetic rhinoplasty. Dacryocystography was done in 15 patients immediately following the lateral osteotomy, and there was no evidence of lacrimal sac injury or extravasation of the dye in any patient.

(Arch Otolaryngol 105:719-720, 1979)

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