This procedure involves the insertion of a rigid or flexible endoscope into the nose or sinuses. With this we can visually examine the nasal passages and take tissue samples for biopsy analysis or culture, remove foreign material or use the laser to help remove or reduce nasal tumors or polyps. Common indications for rhinoscopy include chronic nasal discharge, bloody nose, facial or nasal deformity or difficult or noisy breathing. General anesthesia is required and a bloody nose is a common post operative occurrence but is rarely of any cause for concern.
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