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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Rhinoscopy was again performed, and nasal debris appeared reduced by approximately 75%.
In rhinoscopy observation, most patients' inferior turbinate swelled and appeared gray in color with excessive mucus secretion before the treatment.
A diagnosis of rhinolithiasis may be solely clinical, occurring after direct visualization by anterior rhinoscopy or nasal endoscopy.
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.
No foreign bodies were found on rhinoscopy. I am curious whether bacterial and fungal cultures were performed.
In the process, the symptoms "edema," "secretion" and "redness" were evaluated on a 3-point scale (0 = no, 1 = mild, and 2 = severe), and the rhinoscopy score (RS) was calculated thereafter from the data obtained.
A rhinoscopy more often detected mucosal swelling (57.0% vs 27.0%, p = 0.03), pallor or hyperemia with a slight bluish tint (72.0% vs 61, 0%, p = 0.05), mucosal hypertrophy of the nasal conchae (38.0% vs 17.0%, p = 0.04), mucus discharge (44.0% vs 19.0%, p = 0.02) in the study group children, compared to the control group.
ENT examination included external examination of the nose, anterior and posterior rhinoscopy. Nasal patency was tested; throat and neck were examined.
Posterior rhinoscopy with a rhinoscope was performed in all the subjects.
With the above-mentioned complaints she referred several times to the local polyclinic, where she was prescribed traditional anti-inflammatory therapy, based only on the results of anterior rhinoscopy. 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.
Anterior rhinoscopy can be performed using a light or otoscope to inspect the anterior nasal cavity.