Rhinology is the study of the
nose, including the sinuses.Rhinology concerns itself with medical and surgical diseases of the nasal passages as well as paranasal sinuses. It is becoming more important after the introduction of nasal endoscopes.A rhinologist is a specialist otolaryngologistwho specifically treats the nose.
Rhinology World 2009 [http://www.rhinologyworld.com link title] will be the world's largest meeting of rhinologists (physicians and surgeons who take care of the nose, sinus and adjacent structures). This meeting will take place in Philadelphia, PA between April 15-19th 2009. Four societies (International Rhinologic Society (IRS), International Symposium on Infection and Allergy of the Nose (ISIAN), American Rhinological Society (ARS) and the American Academy of Otologic Allergy (AAOA)) will combine in a coordinated fashion to present not only the cutting edge of basic and clinical sciences in Rhinology, but also instruction courses, demonstration, dissertation, and opportunity for hands on surgical training.
Rhinology was practised as early as about the year 4000 B.C., for we find an inscription on the tomb of Seklet-n-ankl, an old Egyptian physician, that "he healed the King's nostrils." [cite journal | author = Wylie, A, | title = Rhinology and laryngology in literature and Folk-Lore | journal = The Journal of Laryngology & Otology | volume = 42 | issue = 2 | pages = 81-87 | year = 1927]
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