The use of endoscopy allows us to see into small or awkward places that would have otherwise been very difficult to impossible to examine. 2 examples of this are otoscopy (ear) and rhinoscopy (nose). While more advanced diagnostics are sometimes needed for these locations (CT, MRI, etc.), the use of endoscopy may be of help.
Potential Reasons for Otoscopy:
Recurrent or chronic ear infections
To examine the tympanic membrane (ear drum) for possible damage
Examine for tumors, polyps, or other objects deep in the ear canal