Nasal endoscopy and the definition and diagnosis of chronic rhinosinusitis.


OBJECTIVES Although endoscopy has been shown by a few authors to be a valuable tool for the diagnosis of chronic rhinosinusitis, its true role in the evaluation of the patient with chronic rhinosinusitis has not been elucidated. The current definition of chronic rhinosinusitis is a symptom-based definition, and objective testing such as endoscopy or… (More)