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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CT Scan and nasal endoscopy was carried out in each case, Nasal polyposis was staged in 03 categories i.
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.
Once the patient had been sitting for 10 minutes after the nose had been prepared, they were asked to lie down on the examining couch with the head slightly turned towards the examiner for the nasal endoscopy to proceed.
Nasal endoscopy revealed polypoid mass on the left lateral nasal wall arising near the uncinate process protruding into the middle meatus and touching the middle turbinate.
Another valuable diagnostic tool is the nasal endoscopy in the differential diagnosis of rhinolithiasis.
Nasal endoscopy was done, which was normal except for irregular nasopharyngeal mucosa.
Nasal endoscopy and a bipolar diathermy probe have been found effective in localising the source of bleeding in the outpatient clinic, in the hands of an expert and dedicated nasal endoscopist.
Detailed examination of the nose and simple painless techniques like sinus X-rays or CT scan and nasal endoscopy are used to detect subtle abnormalities of the nose which block the sinus drainage.
Alternatively, nasal endoscopy can be performed, on which the lesions can appear as ulcerated, bleeding, pedunculated, nonpulsatile masses.
Nasal Endoscopy combined with CT scan helps to locate the site and delineate the extent of nasal and sinus diseases.
Methods: Between August 2011 and August 2014, the medical records of 53 adult patients with idiopathic epistaxis in the posterior fornix of the inferior nasal meatus diagnosed by nasal endoscopy were obtained from our department.