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Bismuth iodoform paraffin paste: a review.

The Journal of laryngology and otology (2011-07-13)
G J Crossland, A P Bath
ABSTRACT

This article reviews the literature pertaining to bismuth iodoform paraffin paste. Bismuth iodoform paraffin paste is used in most otolaryngology departments on a daily basis. Questions about its properties are common in postgraduate otolaryngology examinations. This article reviews bismuth iodoform paraffin paste's current and historical usage, constituents, properties, side effects, and radiographic properties, and its alternatives in otological and rhinological practice.

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Product Description

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Bismuth(III) subnitrate, 98%
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Bismuth subnitrate, meets USP testing specifications
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Bismuth, granular, ≥99.99% trace metals basis
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Bismuth, powder, −100 mesh, ≥99.99% trace metals basis
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Iodoform, 99%
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Bismuth, shot, 4-30 mesh, 99.9% trace metals basis
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Bismuth, powder, −100 mesh, 99% trace metals basis
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Bismuth, beads, 1-5 mm, 99.999% trace metals basis
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Bismuth, pieces, 1-12 mm, 99.999% trace metals basis
Bismuth, foil, not light tested, 25x25mm, thickness 0.001mm, permanent polyester support, 99.97%
Bismuth, foil, light tested, 25x25mm, thickness 0.015mm, permanent polyester support, 99.97%
Bismuth, foil, not light tested, 100x100mm, thickness 0.02mm, permanent polyester support, 99.97%
Bismuth, foil, not light tested, 100x100mm, thickness 0.05mm, permanent polyester support, 99.97%
Bismuth, foil, not light tested, 50x50mm, thickness 0.0025mm, permanent polyester support, 99.97%
Bismuth, foil, not light tested, 25x25mm, thickness 0.025mm, permanent polyester support, 99.97%
Bismuth, foil, light tested, 25x25mm, thickness 0.05mm, permanent polyester support, 99.97%
Bismuth, foil, 25x25mm, thickness 2.0mm, 100%
Bismuth, foil, light tested, 50x50mm, thickness 0.015mm, permanent polyester support, 99.97%
Bismuth, foil, not light tested, 150x150mm, thickness 0.05mm, permanent polyester support, 99.97%
Bismuth, foil, not light tested, 50x50mm, thickness 0.001mm, permanent polyester support, 99.97%
Bismuth, foil, light tested, 25x25mm, thickness 0.02mm, permanent polyester support, 99.97%
Bismuth, foil, light tested, 25x25mm, thickness 0.01mm, permanent polyester support, 99.97%
Bismuth, foil, not light tested, 25x25mm, thickness 0.0025mm, permanent polyester support, 99.97%
Bismuth, foil, 50x50mm, thickness 0.25mm, 100%
Bismuth, foil, not light tested, 50x50mm, thickness 0.005mm, permanent polyester support, 99.97%
Bismuth, foil, 25x25mm, thickness 1.0mm, 100%
Bismuth, foil, not light tested, 100x100mm, thickness 0.01mm, permanent polyester support, 99.97%
Bismuth, foil, 25x25mm, thickness 0.5mm, 100%
Bismuth, foil, not light tested, 50x50mm, thickness 0.05mm, permanent polyester support, 99.97%
Bismuth, foil, not light tested, 150x150mm, thickness 0.02mm, permanent polyester support, 99.97%