The Use of Aural Speculum To Avoid Nasal Vibrissae for Better Viewing of Little's Area
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This video shows a technique use to avoid nasal vibrissae during nasal endoscopy which is very useful in outpatient clinic setting. The largest size aural speculum that fits snugly into nasal introitus is chosen. This will push away untrimmed vibrissae out of the view. The speculum also protects the surrounding area from unintentional trauma during procedure such as silver nitrate or electrocautery of abnormal Little's area vessels.
International Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies
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