Transnasal Tracheoscopy

Transnasal Tracheoscopy (TNT) is a procedure to examine the breathing passages between the throat and the lungs using a flexible endoscope passed through the nose.

This examination has traditionally been performed under general anaesthetic (rigid tracheoscopy or bronchoscopy) or under intravenous sedation (bronchoscopy). With modern channelled videoendoscopes this procedure can now be performed using local anaesthetic only, without the need for a general anesthetic or sedation, making the procedure fast and simple. There is no prolonged recovery time.

Dr David Vokes is pleased to offer TNT at ENT Associates, using an Olympus videoendoscope.

This examination is performed to evaluate people with stridor (noisy breathing) or unexplained shortness of breath.