Nasal obstruction is one of the major reasons for
patients with nasal pathology to visit physicians.
Since nasal obstruction is a subjective complaint,
objective methods may be used for diagnosis in
addition to the history and physical examination.
At present, acoustic rhinometry and rhinomanometry
are the frequently preferred objective
diagnostic modality. So far, no single diagnostic
method is sufficient by itself for the evaluation
of nasal obstruction. Peak nasal inspiratory
flowmetry is a physiologic method for the measurement
of peak flow in response to deep nasal
inspiration. It is very economic, portable and easy
to measure compared to other objective methods,
and is getting routinely used more and more in
European countries. Although its effectivity and
wide usage are supported by a number of studies
in the literature, it has not been used sufficiently
in our country.
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