Nasal endoscopy in asthmatic children: Clinical role in the diagnosis of rhinosinusitis

Franco Ameli, P. Castelnuovo, F. Pagella, G. Caligo, M. Cerniglia, G. Delù, M. A. Tosca, G. L. Marseglia, G. Ciprandi

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The aim of the study was to determine the role of rigid nasal endoscopy in the diagnosis of rhinosinusitis and adenoiditis in asthmatic children. Hundredfortyfive asthmatic children (aged 2-15 years) with recurrent upper respiratory symptoms were evaluated with complete ENT examination and nasal endoscopy by rigid endoscope during local anaesthesia. A step by step endoscopic procedure is described. Endoscopy was successfully performed in 128 patients (88.3%). Purulent rhinosinusitis was diagnosed in 61 subjects (47.6%) and adenoiditis in 45 subjects (35.1%). Rhinosinusitis was associated with adenoiditis in 35 subjects (27.3%), more frequently in younger children (i.e. 2-5 years). Nasal bacteria occurred in 90% of rhinosinusitis patients. Numerous anatomical anomalies were identified. Endoscopy of nasal cavity and rhinopharynx is less traumatic and more readily accepted than other methods. Nasal endoscopy may be proposed as an appropriate routine diagnostic tool in children since it is well tolerated, easily and quickly performed, cost-efficient, and useful in diagnosing rhinosinusitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-18
Number of pages4
JournalRhinology
Volume42
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

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Keywords

  • Adenoiditis
  • Asthmatic children
  • Fiberscope
  • Nasal endoscopy
  • Rhinosinusitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Ameli, F., Castelnuovo, P., Pagella, F., Caligo, G., Cerniglia, M., Delù, G., ... Ciprandi, G. (2004). Nasal endoscopy in asthmatic children: Clinical role in the diagnosis of rhinosinusitis. Rhinology, 42(1), 15-18.

Nasal endoscopy in asthmatic children : Clinical role in the diagnosis of rhinosinusitis. / Ameli, Franco; Castelnuovo, P.; Pagella, F.; Caligo, G.; Cerniglia, M.; Delù, G.; Tosca, M. A.; Marseglia, G. L.; Ciprandi, G.

In: Rhinology, Vol. 42, No. 1, 03.2004, p. 15-18.

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Ameli, F, Castelnuovo, P, Pagella, F, Caligo, G, Cerniglia, M, Delù, G, Tosca, MA, Marseglia, GL & Ciprandi, G 2004, 'Nasal endoscopy in asthmatic children: Clinical role in the diagnosis of rhinosinusitis', Rhinology, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 15-18.
Ameli F, Castelnuovo P, Pagella F, Caligo G, Cerniglia M, Delù G et al. Nasal endoscopy in asthmatic children: Clinical role in the diagnosis of rhinosinusitis. Rhinology. 2004 Mar;42(1):15-18.
Ameli, Franco ; Castelnuovo, P. ; Pagella, F. ; Caligo, G. ; Cerniglia, M. ; Delù, G. ; Tosca, M. A. ; Marseglia, G. L. ; Ciprandi, G. / Nasal endoscopy in asthmatic children : Clinical role in the diagnosis of rhinosinusitis. In: Rhinology. 2004 ; Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 15-18.
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