What is fiberoptic rhinoscopy?

Fiberoptic Rhinoscopy. Fiberoptic rhinoscopy is a quick, inexpensive means to evaluate the upper airway. First, our clinical staff spray a decongestant into your nose to open up the nasal passages. A local anesthetic is also used to make sure the procedure isn’t too uncomfortable.

What is rhinoscopy procedure?

Rhinoscopy is a method of looking into the nose and throat. While there are other methods of looking into the nose, these methods only allow the doctor to see about an inch inside the nasal cavity. A rhinoscopy allows the doctor to see almost all of the inside of the nose, throat, adenoids, and vocal chords.

Why is Nasopharyngoscopy done?

Why is a nasopharyngoscopy done? A nasopharyngoscopy helps ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeons to examine the nose and sinus and detect abnormalities.

How do you do a posterior rhinoscopy?

(1) The mouth is opened. The tongue is depressed by means of a tongue depressor, the mirror is dipped in antifog solution or warmed over the flame to avoid deposition of moisture. (2) A posterior rhinoscopy mirror is then passed behind the soft palate with the mirror facing upwards.

How do you perform anterior rhinoscopy?

Anterior rhinoscopy is only carried out after inspection without instruments. The observer should note properties of the overlying skin, externally visible changes in shape of the cartilaginous or bony structures, nasal vestibule, e.c. Then, the speculum is introduced into the nasal vestibule with its blades together.

How do you use a rhinoscopy?

Anterior rhinoscopy is performed as a part of physical examination in the clinic. It is performed using an instrument called a nasal speculum. The doctor wears a headlight to free up the hands and shines the light into the nose. The speculum is placed in the nostril that helps widen the nostril.

What is an anterior rhinoscopy?

Anterior rhinoscopy, with the use of a nasal speculum, is used to evaluate the condition of the nasal mucosa and to look for purulent drainage or evidence of polyps or other nasal masses. Other contributing factors to CRS that can be evaluated are nasal septal deviation and turbinate hypertrophy.

Why is posterior rhinoscopy done?

Posterior rhinoscopy is done to examine the post-nasal structures. Structures seen in posterior rhinoscopy include the posterior end of the nasal septum, posterior end of the turbinate (nasal bone), fossa of rossenmuller (a common site for malignancy), eustachian tube opening, and the upper surface of the soft palate.

What is a posterior rhinoscopy?

Posterior rhinoscopy is conducted to examine the back of the nasal cavity and nasopharynx. The instruments traditionally used in this procedure are a posterior rhinoscopy mirror and either a head light or head mirror.