Journal article

The Diagnostic Value of Traditional Nasal Examination Tools in an Endoscopic Era

Seksun Chainansamit, Chonthicha Chit-uea-ophat, Wisoot Reechaipichitkul, Patorn Piromchai

Ear, Nose & Throat Journal | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: As the endoscope has become more common in the otolaryngologist's office, there is a need to reevaluate the value of traditional nasal examination methods. The objective of this study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of traditional nasal examination tools compared to those of the rigid endoscope. METHODS: A prospective diagnostic study was conducted. Eligible patients with nasal symptoms were recruited and examined using 4 tools: (1) a nasal speculum, (2) an otoscope, (3) a posterior rhinoscopy mirror, and (4) a rigid nasal endoscope. The diagnostic value of each tool was evaluated. RESULTS: There were a total of 53 patients eligible for inclusion in the study. Th..

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