When coughs, sore throats or other symptoms fail to improve or the source remains
elusive, laryngoscopy may be performed to help determine the cause of the symptoms.
A laryngoscope is a specialized instrument used by ENT specialists to visualize the
larynx, also known as the voice box.
The larynx is the area of the throat that sits at the top of the windpipe or trachea. It is
farther down your throat than what you typically see when you open your mouth wide.
The larynx helps us breath, swallow and talk. Our vocal cords are housed in the larynx
and they are responsible for making the vibrations that create the sounds we use to
communicate and make music.
Laryngoscopes help ENT specialists visualize the structures of the larynx and identify
sources of obstruction, chronic hoarseness, voice disorders, swallowing problems, or
abnormal growths. Types of Laryngoscopy include
If a laryngoscopy procedure has been recommended for you, we would be happy to go over the details and answer any questions you may have.