Purpose of the Laryngoscopy
- To determine the cause of hoarseness of voice
- To determine the cause of bloody cough, throat pain or bad breath
- To obtain tissue biopsy in order to confirm suspected cancer of the larynx
- To determine the cause for difficulty swallowing or a feeling of a lump in the throat
- To determine the cause of other voice problems, such as a breathy voice, weak voice or loss of voice
- Used therapeutically to remove foreign objects or benign lesions such as polyps from the larynx
The voice specialist inserts the scope through one nostril and closely inspects your nose, throat and larynx. Photographs may be taken with a tiny camera attached to the scope and the procedure usually takes 5 to 10 minutes.