Laryngosteroscopy

What is laryngosteroscopy?

Also known as stroboscopy, it is a diagnostic imaging test used to explore the vocal cords in motion. Through this test, it is possible to accurately diagnose a vocal pathology.

What does it consist of?

The ENT or Phoniatrics physician records, in slow motion, the movement of the vocal cords through an optic that is introduced into the mouth and reaches the palate.

A laryngosteroscopy does not require any previous preparation.

Why is it performed?

This test is performed to evaluate possible lesions or dysfunctions in the vocal cords, in which it is possible to observe details that are not possible to perceive with conventional laryngoscopy.

Preparation for laryngoscopic laryngoscopy

No prior preparation is required from the patient to perform a laryngoscopy.

What does the examination feel like?

This test can be performed in the same office and is very simple. There is no pain of any kind, it is very quick and, in the worst case, it can only generate a certain sensation of nausea in the patient.

Meaning of abnormal results

This test is very important to perform in those patients who suffer from dysphonia. Also, some of the alterations that can be evaluated are, mainly, very initial lesions such as nodules, polyps or infectious lesions. Tumor lesions can also be seen.

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