A Rhinoscope (or Nasoscope) is a thin, tube-like instrument used to examine the inside of the nose. A rhinoscope has a light and a lens for viewing and may have a tool to remove tissue.
Rhinoscopy is performed by two procedures.
- Anterior Rhinoscopy
- Posterior Rhinoscopy
In anterior rhinoscopy, the rhinoscope is advanced through the nose to examine the nasal cavity.
In posterior rhinoscopy, the rhinoscope is advanced through the mouth to examine the back of the nasal cavity above the soft palate.
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