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Rhinoscopy ,  in a clinical setting,   is non-invasive, allows direct visualization of the nasal mucosa and adequate sample collection, and is much less traumatic than surgery.
Clinical signs associated with nasal disease include:

  • sneezing and reverse sneezing

  • nasal discharge

  • epistaxis

  • stertor

  • dyspnea

  • coughing

  • rubbing or scratching at the nose or face

  • ulceration of the nasal planum

  • facial swelling or distortion

  • nasal or oral malodor.

The size of the nasal cavity of canine and feline patients places strict limitations on the type of equipment that can be effectively used to perform rhinoscopy.
Both rigid and flexible endoscopes may be used for rhinoscopy. Endomac rigid endoscopes  with sheaths and working channels allowing the use of flexible biopsy and grasping forceps under visual control and make easier diagnosis and removing foreign bodies. The sheaths have double stopcocks for suction and flushing.

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