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Rhinology (Greek: ῥίς, gen.: ῥινός - rhis, rhinos "nose") is the study of the nose, including the sinuses. Rhinology concerns itself with medical and surgical diseases of the nasal passages as well as paranasal sinuses. It is becoming more important after the introduction of nasal endoscopes.

A rhinologist is a specialized otolaryngologist who specifically treats the nose.


Rhinology was practised as early as about the year 4000 B.C., for we find an inscription on the tomb of Seklet-n-ankl, an old Egyptian physician, that "he healed the King's nostrils."[1]


  1. ^ Wylie, A, (1927). "Rhinology and laryngology in literature and Folk-Lore". The Journal of Laryngology & Otology 42 (2): 81–87. doi:10.1017/S0022215100029959.