rhinoscopy

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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

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

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]