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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 V, et al, eds. Cummings Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 4.

Reid PT, Innes JA. Respiratory medicine. In: Ralston SH, Penman ID, Strachan MWJ, Hobson RP, eds. Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018:chap 17.

  • Laryngoscope

    Laryngoscope - illustration

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

    Laryngoscope

    illustration

  • Laryngoscopy - series

    Laryngoscopy - series

    Presentation

    • 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: 8/12/2019

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