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Laryngoscopy

Definition

Laryngoscopy is examination of the larynx (voice box) 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.

Depending on the circumstances, you may need anesthesia.


Review Date: 10/1/2009
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