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Rhinological Instruments

Listed below are commonly used instruments in practicing rhinology. Each image is accompanied by a brief description of its uses.

Thudichum's speculum

An instrument used to examine the nasal cavity. 

Tilley Nasal forceps 

Ideal instrument for packing or removing objects from the nasal cavity.

Nasal packing

Nasal packs come in numerous shapes and sizes. Below are examples of the two most commonly used.

Rapid rhino

Initially covered in a water to activate a haemostatic agent, the pack is inflated with air via an internal balloon. 


The pack is inserted dry. When it becomes wet, the pack swells providing causing a tamponade.

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