posterior rhinoscopy


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pos·te·ri·or rhi·nos·co·py

inspection of the nasopharynx and posterior portion of the nasal cavity by means of the rhinoscope, or with a nasopharyngoscope.
See also: nasopharyngoscopy.

posterior rhinoscopy

n.
Examination of the nasopharynx and posterior portion of the nasal cavity using a rhinoscope or a nasopharyngoscope.

pos·te·ri·or rhi·nos·co·py

(pos-tēr'ē-ŏr rī-nos'kŏ-pē)
Inspection of the nasopharynx and posterior portion of the nasal cavity by means of the rhinoscope, or with a nasopharyngoscope.
See also: nasopharyngoscopy

posterior rhinoscopy

Examination through the posterior nares, usually with a small mirror in the nasopharynx.
See also: rhinoscopy
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On anterior rhinoscopy bilateral nasal cavities appeared normal and nasopharynx on posterior rhinoscopy was normal.
On clinical examination (on anterior and posterior rhinoscopy), commonest sign was bilateral inferior turbinate hypertrophy (48.36%) followed by congested nasal mucosa (45.08%) and purulent middle meatus discharge (42.62%).
Posterior rhinoscopy showed same mass occupying the right choana and it was extending into nasopharynx.
During routine ENT examination in earlier days, even after a thorough history and careful conventional anterior and posterior rhinoscopy examinations, many important findings were missed because rhinoscopy gives a very limited view of nasal cavity and resulted in inappropriate diagnosis.

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