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What is nasal endoscopy?

What is nasal endoscopy?

Camera on a stick: Endoscopy is simply using a camera on a "stick" to look into a body cavity. This can be on a rigid scope for nasal endoscopy or laparoscopy or a flexible scope used for diagnosis and sometimes treatment - colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...Read more


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How big is the light or scope in nasal endoscopy?

How big is the light or scope in nasal endoscopy?

ENT scope: 2.5 to 4 mm, about the size of a qtip. It feels about like getting your teeth cleaned - momentarily painful, but tolerable. Call your local ENT doctor. See also www.Richmopndsinusandallergy.Com. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nasal endoscopy?

What is the definition or description of: nasal endoscopy?

Telescope for nose: Nasal endoscopy is performed for an in depth examination of the nasal cavity. It is performed when an endoscope, or a sort of telescope whether flexible or rigid, is placed into the nose for the exam. Most often performed by an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Will nasal endoscopy be painful for my daughter?

Will nasal endoscopy be painful for my daughter?

Maybe: For routine trans-oral endoscopy, sedation is routinely offered. Transnasal endoscopy is an alternative where the viewing tube is tiny enough to pass through the nose. In the latter case, sedation may be deferred. Keep in mind the test lasts only 3-5 minutes. Talk with her doctor about what sedation options she can have at the center where her test will be performed. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a nasal endoscopy or rhinoscopy?

Is there a difference between a nasal endoscopy or rhinoscopy?

Yes: Anterior rhinoscopy is using light to evaluate the front of the nose. Nasal endoscopy utilizes fiberoptics in a thin hose to view the entire nasal cavity and all its complex internal anatomy. ...Read more

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Will it be painful for my two and a half year daughter to have a nasal endoscopy?

Will it be painful for my two and a half year daughter to have a nasal endoscopy?

Not really: There will be potentially some kicking and crying, but in reality there is no significant pain, but rather a strong unfamiliar discomfort. She probably will not be a huge fan of the procedure, but it should not be traumatic. ...Read more

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Are allergists trained to do a nasal endoscopy?

Are allergists trained to do a nasal endoscopy?

Some: Nasal endoscopy is a safe and usually quick procedure using a flexible fiberoptic scope to evaluate the nose/throat done by some allergists and all ENT doctors. Allergists typically don't take biopsies or use a rigid scope. More allergists are being trained in this procedure. Before you decide, ask the provider "how many of these have you done?". ...Read more

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Had nasal endoscopy and drs said i had swollen turbinates. Can they tell the difference from this and a nasal poly?

Had nasal endoscopy and drs said i had swollen turbinates. Can they tell the difference from this and a nasal poly?

Yes: The two different issues are as different as a car and a truck. Training lets them know what they are looking at. ...Read more

Dr. Emil Ganjian
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Nasal Endoscopy (Definition)

Nasal endoscopy is performed for an in depth examination of the nasal cavity. It is performed when an endoscope, or a sort of telescope whether flexible or rigid, is placed into the nose for the exam. Most often ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more