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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Nasal endoscopy should be done in all suspected cases and when there is a foul-smelling nasal discharge.
Repeat flexible nasal endoscopy showed only soft tissue swelling and minor asymmetry of the left valeculla.
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.
All patients underwent bilateral flexible nasal endoscopy after the application of a topical anesthetic and a decongestant.
The diagnosis and treatment of CS, based on the history, nasal endoscopy and CT scan of the sinuses, remains challenging.
However, nasal endoscopy detected a small pulsatile bulge in the right pharyngeal wall.
After removal of packing, nasal endoscopy was performed, demonstrating a right-sided pedunculated mass arising from Little's area (figure).
Historically, the diagnosis of CS has been made based on a doctor's subjective assessment of a combination of the patients' symptoms, nasal endoscopy, and CT scan of the sinuses.
In each case, nasal endoscopy and computed tomography clinched the diagnosis, and endoscopic surgery was performed to successfully remove the polyp.
Nasal endoscopy showed a large structure in the left middle meatus between the middle turbinate and lateral wall of the nose (figure, B) The patient was taken for endoscopic sinus surgery for ventilation and drainage.
Nasal endoscopy identified polypoid tissue in the left middle meatus that had arisen from somewhere behind the left uncinate process (figure, B).
Examination by nasal endoscopy revealed an excessively patent left nasal airway with extreme loss of the normal anatomy of the left lateral nasal wall (figure, A).