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Flexible laryngoscopy

Direct Laryngoscopy

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


Rigid Telelayngoscopy

Flexible laryngoscopy:

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.