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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.
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Removal is usually achieved via anterior rhinoscopy or endoscopy, although a lateral rhinotomy approach has been required in select cases in which complete removal through the nostrils or the posterior choanae was not possible due to the large size of the mass (13).
On anterior rhinoscopy there were congestive hyperemia of nasal mucosa on both sides.
Rarely, where a diagnosis of CRS is strongly suspected but with normal anterior rhinoscopy or endoscopy findings.
After anterior rhinoscopy and endoscopic examination, patients were assessed with the use of the Mladina classification system, (1) which categorizes septal deformities into seven types:
In present case, a relatively low level of hemoglobin was a risk for anesthesia so rhinoscopy was not carried out for visualization of fungal plaques (Benitah, 2006).
Patients were diagnosed for having nasal obstruction due to inferior turbinate hypertrophy on the basis of history and clinical examination, which included anterior rhinoscopy and spatula test.
At rhinoscopy with the internal structures of the nasal cavity pathology is not detected.
Presence of pus under rhinoscopy was an initial inclusion criterion, but was dropped after the first winter season.
After recruiting 42 patients, patients without pus on rhinoscopy were included.