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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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What is a nasal endoscopy? Nasopharyngoscopy?

Endoscopy: Diagnostic usage of a rigid or flexible scope to examine the nasal airway and/or the upper portion of the pharynx (nasopharynx) for lesions, source of infection, palatal function, Eustachian tube areas, presence of lymphoid tissue, polyps, cyst, etc ...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

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What can I do as a follow-up for Globus sensations, if I am still experiencing symptoms and ENT found nothing after nasal endoscopy?

What can I do as a follow-up for Globus sensations, if I am still experiencing symptoms and ENT found nothing after nasal endoscopy?

Globus: Globus or "lump" sensation is often the result of sinus post nasal drainage and silent reflux. Smoking makes this worse also. Some other causes include Zenker's diverticulum, goiter, stress, neurological disorders. Your otolaryngologist will most likely place a flexible scope through you nose into the throat to assess. Evaluate further with persistent symptoms while treating possible causes. ...Read more

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Is nasal endoscopy effective for sinus infections?

Is nasal endoscopy effective for sinus infections?

Helps the diagnosis: Nasal endoscopy helps in the diagnosis of sinus infections. It is not a treatment for infections. Infections are treated with antibiotics, mucus thinners, decongestants, saline sprays and occasionally steroid sprays. ...Read more

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Could a nasal endoscopy detect sinus problems a CT couldn't pick up? Is there a need for both?

Could a nasal endoscopy detect sinus problems a CT couldn't pick up? Is there a need for both?

SINUSITIS : Yes nasal endoscopy can detect more subtle mucosal changes. You should irrigate sinuses with saline/take a nasal spray like Nasonex (mometasone) and finish a 2-3week course of antibiotics ie bactrim/augmentin /cipro. I avoid abrupt changes in pressure. Ie flying/scuba/swimming if diving or snorkeling is undertaken. These activities may increase risk of worsening sinusitis and potentially rupturing ear drum. ...Read more

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Can a nasal endoscopy help to determine if there is food stuck in the throat?

Nasal endoscopy: It can look at the area from the nose to the back of the throat where you nasal passages (nasopharynx) meet your throat (pharynx). To see below that (into the esophagus) you would need an upper endoscopy. Something a GI doc would do. Nasal endoscopy done by ENT doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of pockets of throat mucus? This was found in nasal endoscopy

How do you get rid of pockets of throat mucus? This was found in nasal endoscopy

Ask MD who diagnosed: Throat mucous can be seen at many different levels in the throat and for many different reasons. The doctor who performed the endoscopy can probably clarify for you. For example, there can be mucous where the sinuses drain from problems such as allergies or sinusitis. There can be mucous lower in the throat (also visualized via a camera passed through the nose) from reflux or infection.... ...Read more

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When is it better to get a sinus CT or a nasal endoscopy exam? Does one reveal more information? Are they used for different purposes?

When is it better to get a sinus CT or a nasal endoscopy exam? Does one reveal more information? Are they used for different purposes?

Sinus exam: Unless you've had sinus surgery, the maxillary sinus openings are somewhat difficult to see with a scope. We can usually see the sphenoid sinus openings, but the remainder are not easily visualized routinely. Further, being able to see inside the sinuses is likewise not possible. Endoscopy helps us see polyps, infection, crusts, etc. Ct shows us what's in the sinuses. They're complimentary. ...Read more

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Had nasal endoscopy yestrrday. Had to suck end of tube b4 inserted. Now can't stop sneezing. Feel like I have a cold. Cud this have caused infection?

Had nasal endoscopy yestrrday. Had to suck end of tube b4 inserted. Now can't stop sneezing. Feel like I have a cold. Cud this have caused infection?

Very Common: It is a common but annoying consequence of administering oxygen by nasal cannula. It helps if you use a saline nasal spray for lubrication and take benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth. It is also possible that you could have acquired a cold, since you were in a hospital but your complaints are well documented. ...Read more

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Can still feel like something (lump/food) in my throat, although i've had a nasal endoscopy and they said there was just a bit of mucus build up?

Can still  feel like something (lump/food) in my throat, although i've had a nasal endoscopy and they said there was just a bit of mucus build up?

LPR : Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat , post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. It is also a contributing factor to ear eustachian tube and sinus problems. It responds well to proton pump inhibitor rx. Discuss with your ent. ...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)

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