What is rhinology?

What is rhinology?Rhinology is the study of the nose, including the sinuses, and concerns itself with medical and surgical diseases of the nasal passages and paranasal sinuses. It is becoming more important after the introduction of nasal endoscopes. A rhinologist is a specialist otolaryngologist (an ENT specialist). Rhinology was practised as early as 4000 BC – there is an inscription on the tomb of Seklet-n-Ankl, an old Egyptian physician, that “he healed the King’s nostrils”.

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