Laryngoscopy is a diagnostic procedure utilized by a physician to inspect the nose, throat and larynx (voice box) for medical problems. It’s commonly used to discover the cause of persistent cough, bleeding, throat pain, hoarseness or a blockage in the throat.
- local or general anesthesia may be used
- procedure involves the insertion of a laryngoscope (a flexible, fiber optic scope) inserted through the nose and guided to the larynx
- the scope allows the physician to visually inspect the throat and larynx
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