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Basics in canine and feline rhinoscopy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16711610     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients suffering from upper respiratory disease such as chronic nasal congestion, sneezing, nasal discharge, and epistaxis invite complete evaluation of their paired nasal cavities. Thorough assessment of these cavities employs sundry diagnostic procedures that enable the investigating clinician to characterize the internal structures of the nasal cavities. After the conscious patient undergoes a complete physical examination, a gross assessment of its external nasal structures is established and areas of physical asymmetry are noted. A working anatomic knowledge of these asymmetric foci helps to guide the next diagnostic steps. The patient is then placed under general anesthesia, during which, in list order, imaging studies, rhinoscopy, and nasal biopsy or foreign body retrieval, are performed.
Marc Elie; Michelle Sabo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical techniques in small animal practice     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1096-2867     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Tech Small Anim Pract     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-22     Completed Date:  2006-06-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9806359     Medline TA:  Clin Tech Small Anim Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Michigan Veterinary Specialists, Southfield, MI 48034, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cat Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology
Dog Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology
Endoscopes / veterinary
Endoscopy / methods,  veterinary*
Nasal Mucosa / pathology
Nose Diseases / diagnosis,  pathology,  veterinary*

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