What is Nasal Endoscopy?Nasal endoscopy is the use of a thin, flexible tube (called a 'scope') that is inserted into the nostril to examine the structures of the nose. The scope contains a fiber optic light and a camera that allow a physician to see much more of the nasal passages, airways, and sinuses than is possible with a standard nasal exam. A nasal endoscopy is typically performed by an otolaryngologist (or ENT) in their office. It may be performed for a variety of reasons, but some common ones include:
- Sinus infections
- Nasal polyps
- Frequent nosebleeds
- Persistent stuffiness
- Obstruction in the nose
- Suspected tumor in the nasal passages
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