For some time I've wondered whether there exists in our literature a design for an international "rhinogram" that might address the issues of the nose in the same way that the audiogram addresses issues of the ears. It seems that a simple graphic chart representing the highlights of nasal function in an anatomic-physiologic manner (Figure 1) would provide patients and their physicians with meaningful information about the nose that would aid in treatment.
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