How is fiberoptic endoscopy performed in epistaxis (nosebleed)?

Updated: May 08, 2020
  • Author: Quoc A Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Fiberoptic endoscopy may be performed with a flexible or (preferably) rigid endoscope to inspect the entire nasal cavity, including the nasopharynx. The rigid endoscope is preferred because of its superior optics and its ability to allow endoscopic suction and cauterization.


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