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Table 1 The number of bone fragments and nasal mucosal tears associated with the use of an osteotome and a diamond surgical burr for the lateral nasal osteotomy

From: Lateral nasal osteotomy: a comparative study between the use of osteotome and a diamond surgical burr - a cadaver study

Nr. Kind of Cadaver Age Gender Bony fragments Mucosal tear
right left right left
1 Formalin preserved 75 f 5 1 3 0
2 Formalin preserved 77 m 4 1 4 0
3 Formalin preserved 83 f 4 1 3 0
4 Formalin preserved 87 f 6 1 2 0
5 Formalin preserved 91 f 5 1 2 0
6 Fresh cadaver 61 m 4 1 3 0
7 Fresh cadaver 76 m 3 1 3 0
8 Fresh cadaver 85 f 4 1 3 0
9 Fresh cadaver 87 f 4 1 2 0
10 Fresh cadaver 88 f 3 1 2 0
Mean   81   4.2 1 2.7 0
p-value   p < 0,0001 p < 0,0001
±SD   0.92 0.67