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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Role of Nasal Endoscopy in Sinonasal Diseases

Ritesh Shelkar, Jeevan Vedi, Seema Patel, KS Dasgupta, Kanchan Lanjewar

Keywords : Anatomical variation,Chronic sinusitis,Nasal endoscopy,Nasal passes

Citation Information : Shelkar R, Vedi J, Patel S, Dasgupta K, Lanjewar K. Role of Nasal Endoscopy in Sinonasal Diseases. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2015; 8 (1):8-11.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1220

Published Online: 00-04-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aims and objectives

To evaluate sinunasal diseases with the help of nasal endoscopy. To study efficacy of nasal endoscopy in diagnosing nasal pathology over clinical examination. To define medical and surgical functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), management according to type of nasal pathology. To define applications of nasal endoscopy (biopsy, swab, epistaxis control, foreign body removal, rhinolith removal, follow-up).

Materials and methods

Total 100 patients were studied. Patients came with complaints of nasal blocking, nasal discharge, mass in nasal cavity, bleeding etc, included in study. Pre-endoscopic assessment was carried out like history, examination, investigation. Endoscopic was done after consent under necessary anesthesia. Endoscopy was done using 0 and 30° endoscope with three standard passes.

Result

Total 100 patients were studied. Male to female ratio was 1.8:1. Out of 100 patients maximum number of patients had chronic sinusitis on nasal endoscopy examination (22); followed by nasal polyp (27) and deviated nasal septum and epistaxis (10). Nasal endoscopy was an excellent diagnostic aid in condition like epistaxis, nasal mass, nasal obstruction, foreign body, nasopharyngeal tumor.

Conclusion

Diagnostic nasal endoscopy offers high diagnostic accuracy in patient with sinonasal complaints. Diagnostic nasal endoscopy is gold standard tool in patient having sinonasal complaints. It has high accuracy due to vision control, has less bleeding, minimal complication, and early postoperative recovery. It is a good tool for diagnosing anatomical variation.

How to cite this article

Shelkar R, Vedi J, Patel S, Dasgupta KS, Lanjewar K. Role of Nasal Endoscopy in Sinonasal Diseases. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2015;8(1):8-11.


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