Laringoscopia

Definición

Es un examen del interior de la laringe usando un espejo pequeño sostenido justo debajo de la parte posterior del paladar o un tubo de observación rígido o flexible, llamado laringoscopio, que se coloca en la boca.

Dependiendo de las circunstancias, se puede necesitar anestesia.

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Revision

Last reviewed 10/1/2009 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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