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Rhinoscopy

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Synonym(s): Endoscopy of the nasal cavity


Introduction

Uses

Advantages

  • Well-tolerated.
  • May be curative if foreign object present.
  • Biopsy sample may be readily obtained.

Disadvantages

  • Tendency for hemorrhage.
  • Deep planes of anesthesia required for evaluation of nasopharynx.
  • Further therapy indicated if mass or fungal infection identified:
    • Surgery.
    • Radiation therapy.
    • Infusion of anti-fungals.
  • Relatively expensive equipment.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Dependant upon underlying disease.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Harcourt-Brown N (2006) Rhinoscopy in the dog 1. Anatomy and techniques. In Practice 28 (4), 170-175 VetMedResource.
  • Harcourt-Brown N (2006) Rhinoscopy in the dog 2. Conditions associated with chronic nasal discharge. In Practice 28 (5), 238-246 VetMedResource.
  • Noone K E (2001) Rhinoscopy, pharyngoscopy, and laryngoscopy. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 31 (4), 671-689 PubMed.
  • Lent S E & Hawkins E C (1992) Evaluation of rhinoscopy and rhinoscopy-assisted mucosal biopsy in the diagnosis of nasal disease in dogs: 119 cases (1985-1989). J Am Vet Med Assoc 201 (9) 1425-1429 PubMed.

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