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rhinoscopy

 [ri-nos´kah-pe]
examination of the nose with a speculum, through either the anterior nares or the nasopharynx.

rhi·nos·co·py

(rī-nos'kŏ-pē),
Inspection of the nasal cavity.
[rhino- + G. skopeō, to view]

rhinoscopy

/rhi·nos·co·py/ (ri-nos´kah-pe) examination of the nose with a speculum, either through the anterior nares (anterior r.) or the nasopharynx (posterior r.) .

rhinoscopy

(rī-nŏs′kə-pē)
n. pl. rhinosco·pies
Examination of the nasal passages by means of a speculum or similar instrument.

rhinoscopy

[rīnos′kəpē]
Etymology: Gk, rhis + skopein, to look
an examination of the nasal passages to inspect the mucosa and detect inflammation, deformities, or asymmetry, as in deviation of the septum. The nasal passages may be examined anteriorly by introducing a speculum into the anterior nares or posteriorly by introducing a rhinoscope through the nasopharynx. rhinoscopic, adj.

nasal endoscopy

The use of a flexible fibreoptic endoscope to evaluate upper airways (nasal passages, nasopharynx, oropharynx and larynx), a procedure usually carried out by ENTs or allergists.
 
Indications
Idiopathic upper airway disease that is chronic, recurring or persists despite adequate therapy. Other indications include epiglottitis, laryngeal trauma and evaluation of stridor, which in children may be due to foreign bodies and in adults due to tumours.
 
Complications
NE is a low-risk procedure; epistaxis, bronchospasm, laryngospasm, cardiac arrhythmias (due to vasovagal stimulation) may rarely occur.

rhi·nos·co·py

(rī-nos'kŏ-pē)
Inspection of the nasal cavity.
[rhino- + G. skopeō, to view]

rhinoscopy

examination of the nose with a speculum, through either the anterior nares or the nasopharynx.