nasoscopy

Pronunciation: (nay-ZOS-koh-pee)

Examination of the inside of the nose using a nasoscope (or rhinoscope). A nasoscope is a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing. It may also have a tool to remove tissue to be checked under a microscope for signs of disease. Also called rhinoscopy.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2003-07-26 Date last modified: 2007-06-29