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Laryngoscopy

 

Laryngoscopy is an exam of the voice box (larynx). It can be done using a small mirror held just below the back of your palate, or a rigid or flexible viewing tube called a laryngoscope placed in your mouth.

In some cases, you may need anesthesia.

 

References

King EF, Couch ME. History, physical examination, and the preoperative evaluation. In: Flint PW, Haughey BH, Lund LJ, et al, eds. Cummings Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 4.

 
  • Laryngoscope

    Laryngoscope - illustration

    A laryngoscope is a rigid tubular device used to view the larynx.

    Laryngoscope

    illustration

  • Laryngoscopy - series

    Laryngoscopy - series

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    • Laryngoscope

      Laryngoscope - illustration

      A laryngoscope is a rigid tubular device used to view the larynx.

      Laryngoscope

      illustration

    • Laryngoscopy - series

      Presentation

    Tests for Laryngoscopy

     

     

    Review Date: 8/5/2015

    Reviewed By: Sumana Jothi MD, specialist in laryngology, Clinical Instructor UCSF Otolaryngology, NCHCS VA, SFVA, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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