Category: For Allergy Fellows  

Guide to Nasal Endoscopy and Laryngoscopy

REMINDER:  This is not a substitute for formal training.

A good starting point is the video presentation published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Examination of the Larynx and Pharynx. N Engl J Med 2008; 358:e2, Jan 17, 2008. Videos in Clinical Medicine).  If you do not have access to NEJM online, it has been posted on youtube.

The ACAAI has an online Rhinolaryngoscopy course which is outstanding in “scope” and detail.

We recommend that you get a good photographic atlas for reference such as:
Endoscopic Anatomy of the Paranasal Sinuses by P. Hechl, R. Setliff , M. Tschabitscher (for visual landmarks this is probably the best).
Atlas of Rhinoscopy by Eiji Yanagisawa
An Atlas of Diagnostic Nasal Endoscopy by Salah D. Salman

There is an excellent interactive atlas of the larynx online which looks great for medical students but with only a few video clips.  Perhaps the best free resource for diagnostic laryngoscopy is the website of Dr. James Thomas.

Below are a few videos to start you on your way.


Normal Larynx w/landmarks

Nasal Septum Findings (with sound):

Detailed Rhinoscopic Examination:

Ready to start practicing with an endoscope? Click here.