Home > Journals > Otorinolaringologia > Past Issues > Otorinolaringologia 2007 September;57(3) > Otorinolaringologia 2007 September;57(3):157-69

CURRENT ISSUE
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Reprints

OTORINOLARINGOLOGIA

A Journal on Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery,
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Otoneurosurgery


Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus


eTOC

 

REVIEWS  


Otorinolaringologia 2007 September;57(3):157-69

Copyright © 2007 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Diagnostic tools for nasal respiratory function

Mlynski G. 1, Wuestenberg E. G. 2, Beule A. 1

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany 2 Department Medical and regulatory Affairs, ALK-SCHERAX Arzneimittel GmbH, Wedel, Germany


PDF  


Diagnostic tools for respiratory function are not widely employed in rhinology. One possible reason is the limited clinical value of the classic rhinomanometric measurement. In recent years, new diagnostic tools like acoustic rhinometry, rhinoresistometry, long term-rhinoflowmetry and optical rhinometry have been developed. They provide the possibilities to obtain new parameters of respiratory function using different approaches and especially if combined they provide more complete pictures of nasal respiratory function. Clinical relevance to diagnose nasal obstruction and to detect effects of the nasal cycle will be demonstrated. To assess changes of nasal congestion objectively, optical and acoustic rhinometry are recommended.

top of page

Publication History

Cite this article as

Corresponding author e-mail