|Position Statement – Diagnostic Nasal Endoscopy (31231)
Diagnostic nasal endoscopy is a procedure performed to better characterize the anatomy of the nasal cavity and/or paranasal sinuses and to identify sinonasal pathology not afforded by anterior rhinoscopy. It is typically performed in the office setting using rigid or flexible endoscopes, often, but not always with topical decongestion and/or anesthesia, though can be performed in the operating room as well. Many practitioners often also utilize a video monitor and a recording device for documentation and education purposes.
Common indications for diagnostic nasal endoscopy include but are not limited to:
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