oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Intranasal examination in allergic patients : clinical allergy images

Volume 18 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



In the last issue of (2005; 18: 22-23) we detailed images of the external features compatible with a diagnosis of the atopic syndrome. The following images deal with the intranasal examination.

The intranasal examination can be accomplished with either an otoscope, or ideally, a flexible nasal endoscope. The endoscope offers examination with a brighter light and improved visualisation. Flexible endoscopy also allows the examiner to see beyond obstructing anatomical structures or pathology such as septal deviation, enlarged turbinates, or obstructing polyps.

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