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The early complications of inferior trubinectomy

  • P. J. D. Dawes (a1)



A retrospective study has assessed the early complications occurring in 90 patients who underwent inferior turbinectomy during a 3-year period. The operation was complicated by haemorrhage, adhesions, crusting, infection and septal perforation in a proportion of cases, the overall incidence being 20 per cent, and that of significant reactionary or secondary haemorrhage was 9 per cent. Attention has been directed towards possible aetiological factors and measures proposed that may minimise the occurrence of complications.


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Mr. P. J. D. Dawes, ENT Department, Bristol General Hospital, Guinea Street, Bristol.


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