NASAL AND LARYNGEAL ENDOSCOPY

A Minimally-Invasive Diagnostic Procedure In Roanoke, Virginia

Nasal and Laryngeal Endoscopy

A nasal or laryngeal endoscopy is a minimally-invasive diagnostic procedure performed using a local, topical anesthetic of the nasal or larynx passages. Endoscopy involves an endoscope, a flexible camera, passing through the nostril to provide a detailed view of the nasal passages, sinuses and larynx.

When Is A Nasal and Laryngeal Endoscopy Necessary?

You may need a nasal or laryngeal endoscopy if you’ve had chronic problems with any of the following conditions:

  • Nasal blockage and drainage
  • Headaches
  • Facial pain, particularly around the sinuses and above the eyes
  • Chronic cases of sinusitis
  • Nosebleeds
  • Decreased sense of smell 
  • Voice-related problems such as hoarseness, vocal fatigue, change in voice quality
  • Something stuck in your throat
  • Trouble breathing or swallowing
  • Earache that won’t go away
  • Possible cancer
  • Removing a growth

What Sort Of Conditions Can Be Diagnosed With Nasal and Laryngeal Endoscopy? 

An endoscopy can help your physician diagnose: 

  • Tumors
  • Masses
  • Causes for unknown blockage
  • Deviated septum
  • Polyps 
  • Congestion
  • Nasal and sinus infection 
  • Polyps
  • Causes of Nosebleeds
  • Loss of ability to smell
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leak

Other Uses of Nasal or Laryngeal Endoscopy 

  • Nasal endoscopy can be used for removing a foreign object from the nose.
  • Endoscopy can allow a doctor to see how treatment for a nose or sinus problem is working.
  • Rhinosinusitis is one of the most common reasons for nasal endoscopy because it can show what is causing an infection and how best to treat it.
  • Endoscopy is also used to do minimally invasive surgery to treat conditions such as sinus infection, nasal polyps, and nasal tumors without an external incision.

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