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Novel way of cauterizing Little's area bleed

RhinologyMany a time we would have faced problems cauterizing a Little's area bleed. This is basically due to the use of nasal speculum

which obscures the field and also keeps one hand occupied. Bray in his " How I do it" describes how he put to use the Mallet spint.

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Sonotubometry and its role in assessing the functional integrity of eustachean tube

OtologySonotubometry is based on the principle that sound when applied to the nasopharyngeal ostium of eustachean tube will be conducted through the

eustachean tube into the middle ear when it opens. This concept was first conceived durning the 19th century.

It has undergone lot of changes like introduction of better microphones. Politzer should be credited for the introduction of sonotubometry for analysis of eustachean tube function.

Introduction:

Sonotubometry is based on the principle that sound when applied to the nasopharyngeal ostium of eustachean tube will be conducted through

the eustachean tube into the middle ear when it opens. This concept was first conceived durning the 19th century. It has undergone lot of changes like introduction of better microphones.

Politzer should be credited for the introduction of sonotubometry for analysis of eustachean tube function.

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The smallest hearing aid manufactured so far "Siemens I mini"

OtologySiemens has developed the smallest hearing aid so far. It snugly fits into the external ear and is

not visible even to the discerning eye. Since this device fits into the ear canal snugly it needs

to be customized according to the individual requirements. It is also costly as it is labour intensive.

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The Negative Impact Of Depression Following Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

RhinologyDepression has a vital role to play in patient satisfaction following endoscopic sinus surgery for sinus infections.

FESS is usually performed in patients who dont respond to conventional medical management and are symptomatic

leading to a drop in the quality of life, prolonged absenteeism from work etc.

The impact of depression of the degree of satisfaction of treatment following FESS has not been studied so far.

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Minimally invasive surgery in the nasal valve area to treat nasal obstruction

RhinologyMink defined nasal valve area to be the narrowest portion of the whole of the nasal cavity. He anatomically characterized this area

anatomically as a two dimensional slit like opening lying between the caudal edge of the upper lateral cartilage and the

corresponding area of the nasal septum. Deformities involving this area cause troublesome nasal stuffiness and obstruction.

Surgical procedure involving this area is fraught with dangers of stenosis in this vital area and deformities involving the contour of the nose.

This article describes what could be considered to be a simple surgical procedure that could relieve obstruction in this area.

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Odisoft rhino

RhinologyOdiosoft rhino is an equipment used to measure the sound produced by nasal airflow. Measurement of nasal airflow sounds helps us to indirectly assess the presence / absence of nasal block as well as accurately identifying the site of the block. Normal nasal airflow in humans is neither laminar nor turbulent, but a mixture of both. Hence the term transitional is used to describe nasal airflow. Simple mathematical formulae cannot be used to study nasal air flow dynamics. At higer velocities of nasal airflow turbulence also increases. This turbulence creates sound which can be recorded by recording devices such as odisoft rhino.
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Chemosensory elements of nasal cavity

RhinologyIt is common knowledge that nasal cavity is capable of olfaction. The primary sense of olfaction is really primitive phylogenetically

and is perceived by the first cranial nerve i.e. olfactory nerve.

Introduction:

It is common knowledge that nasal cavity is capable of olfaction. The primary sense of olfaction is really primitive phylogenetically and is perceived by

the first cranial nerve i.e. olfactory nerve. In humans this sensation plays a vital role in:

1. Determining the flavours of food and beverages

2. In maintaining the nutrition of the individual

3. Plays a vital role in safety of the individual

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