First of all, we did not perform rhinomanometry or acoustic rhinometry
to our patients.
Geometrical measurements of the nasal cavity were made by using acoustic rhinometry
and computed tomography in human (Gilain et al., 1997), in guinea pig, and rat (Straszerk and Pedersen, 2004).
The patency of the nasal airway was evaluated objectively using acoustic rhinometry
and anterior rhinomanometry (RhinoScan/Rhinometrics[R] SRE2000, Denmark and RhinoStream v.2.1, RhinoMetrics[R] SRE2000, Denmark).
Studies evaluating the surgical result after septoplasty using objective methods such as rhinomanometry or acoustic rhinometry
predominantly report a positive effect on nasal air flow and patency .
These patients were preoperatively evaluated with radiographic and endoscopic imaging; preoperative nasal resistance and nasal airway cross-sectional area values were measured and recorded with acoustic rhinometry
and rhinomanometry devices.
(1) Moreover, these previous investigations primarily have used subjective parameters such as visual analogue scales (VAS) and quality-of-life questionnaires instead of objective measures such as acoustic rhinometry
Evaluation of nasal volume by acoustic rhinometry
before and after physical exercise.
Nasal histamine challenge in no allergic and allergic subject evaluated by acoustic rhinometry
The use of rhinomanometry, acoustic rhinometry
, and other tools to objectively assess nasal airflow may be more helpful in the preoperative assessment [20, 21, 23, 24].
Tonsils, ademoids and mouth breathing Several methods can be used to assess the size of the tonsils and adenoids such as endoscopy, lateral radiographs of the neck, acoustic rhinometry
and digital palpation.
To evaluate the effects of ENDS and the placebo ENDS on the nasal valve area, volunteers were submitted to acoustic rhinometry
using an Eccovision Acoustic Rhinometer, model AR 1003 (Hood Laboratories, Pembroke, MA, USA), as described by Fonseca et al.
When used on the nose, this technique is termed acoustic rhinometry
and does not provide information regarding the pharyngeal cross section.