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]
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The bird presented 2 days after its last nasal flushing for a computed tomography (CT) scan and repeat rhinoscopy. Results of the CT scan showed mild enlargement of the nasal diverticulum and deviation of the septum with multiple soft tissue opacities and fluid accumulation within the maxillary sinus, consistent with chronic rhinosinusitis.
Those results were also supported by our rhinoscopy observation.
The diagnosis may rely solely on a given patient's history and a physical examination, including nasal endoscopy, since it is not always possible to address the posterior extent of a rhinolith by anterior rhinoscopy alone.
The liposomal nasal spray and the steroid alternative were both able to improve sinusitis symptoms significantly, with rhinoscopy findings also demonstrating distinct improvement.
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.
Because studies in Korea have shown that postnasal drip is the most frequent cause of chronic cough, we chose rhinoscopy as the first diagnostic investigation.
Anterior rhinoscopy can usually identify signs that are consistent with inflammation in CRS, such as purulent drainage, polyps, and polypoid changes.
Anterior rhinoscopy showed a huge mass over the right nasal cavity, and nasopharyngoscopy revealed a smooth nasopharynx surface.
Evaluation under microscope was a common procedure technique for removal of ear foreign bodies while anterior rhinoscopy and oesophagoscopy were required in nose and throat foreign bodies respectively.
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).