Diagnostic Nasal Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a diagnostic medical procedure used to examine the internal surfaces of an organ or tissue and allows visualization of body cavities. The nasal endoscope is a medical device consisting of a thin, rigid tube with fiber optic cables for bringing in light. The endoscope project magnified images on the screen after connected to a light source and a video camera. It gives the doctor a direct and highly enlarged view to examine the nasal passages, structures and sinuses.

Indications of Diagnostic Nasal Endoscopy

  • If the patient not responding to medications
  • To know, if there is any requirement for any surgical procedure
  • To examining the conditions like allergies, immune deficiencies and sinuses
  • To determine presence of any nasal obstruction (e.g., polyps, tumor) and take necessary action for the treatment

Nasal endoscopy is a safe and risk free procedure. Usually the doctor gives local anesthesia with a spray atomizer before doing the procedure.