Rhinoscopy is the technique of placing a rigid endoscope into the nasal chambers. It allows the nasal cavities to be directly visualised under magnification and biopsies to be taken of any abnormal structures. Previously this would have required traumatic surgical procedures to allow visualisation of these structures.

Rhinoscopy is particularly useful in the diagnosis and removal of foreign bodies, tumour diagnosis, diagnosis of fungal infections and diagnosis of chronic rhinitis (longstanding inflammation of the nasal chamber)

Click the play button on the image below to see a video of a rigid endoscopic evaluation and biopsy of the nasal chambers of a dog (rhinoscopy).