Nasal cytology is a simple, easy, bloodless and quite reliable investigation. Although its utility was recognized as early as 1927 by Eyerman, it has not yet gained much popularity. Here, an attempt is made to assess its efficacy for the diagnosis of various inflammatory, benign and malignant conditions in 151 cases of common rhinological problems in the M. Y. Group of Hospitals, Indore MP India.
This method can be used as an adjuvant to clinical diagnosis and histopathological diagnosis as an outpatient department (OPD) procedure with the help of a nasal endoscope, as it was found to be a simple, reliable and time-saving procedure for further management. It can also be used as a screening test for the detection of symptomless patients particularly in precancerous lesions.