Rhinoscopy


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Rhinoscopy

 

an instrumental diagnostic procedure used to examine the nasal cavity and to study the turbinate bones, nasal septum and vomer, and nasopharynx. The term “rhinoscopy” was introduced in 1860 by the Czech physiologist J. Czermak. Two-valved nasal specula, nasal dilators, and special mirrors are used in rhinoscopy.

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The diagnosis may rely solely on a given patient's history and a physical examination, including nasal endoscopy, since it is not always possible to address the posterior extent of a rhinolith by anterior rhinoscopy alone.
Anterior rhinoscopy and endoscopic examination of the left side of nose indicated a prominent swelling of the mucous membrane of the nose without polypoid changes.
There is no mention of posterior rhinoscopy or other methods of examination in the abstract of medical records.
Linder-Aronson16 found a high level of correla-tion between the results of posterior rhinoscopy and radiographic cephalometrics in the assessment of ad-enoid size and nasopharyngeal airway.
The nasal examination includes an anterior rhinoscopy using a speculum with the patient seated with the head slightly back.
Anterior rhinoscopy can be performed using a light or otoscope to inspect the anterior nasal cavity.
The great variation in the frequency of the VNO in different studies is thought to be related to the accuracy of the evaluation method (anterior rhinoscopy versus nasofibrolaryngoscopy) and to the frequent presence of irregularities in the mucosa of this region, which would mask the diagnosis of the presence of VNO (Zbar et al.
Because studies in Korea have shown that postnasal drip is the most frequent cause of chronic cough, we chose rhinoscopy as the first diagnostic investigation.
Anterior rhinoscopy can usually identify signs that are consistent with inflammation in CRS, such as purulent drainage, polyps, and polypoid changes.
1,20] Anterior rhinoscopy was done in all the cases to detect and remove these foreign bodies.
Patients who had a nasal septum deformity revealed by anterior rhinoscopy or endoscopic nasal examination were eligible for the study.