Brian Nelson Loses Voice Box June 2008 Video Stroboscopy Laryngoscopy August 21, 2008 Is this related to my cancer? Chemo? Age? Larynx Taken at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Seeing a specialist 9-3. Camera through mouth nose. PLease comment.


Added on Sep 26, 2009

Length: 02:37 | Comments: 0 Please respond if you ever lost your voice?Comment Brian Nelson Loses Voice Box show in this Video called a Stroboscopy and or a Laryngoscopy Here is what it says on the net about Laryngoscopy Laryngoscopy is an examination that lets your doctor look at the back of your throat, your voice box (larynx), and vocal cords with a scope (laryngoscope). There are two types of laryngoscopy, and each uses different equipment. Indirect laryngoscopy Indirect laryngoscopy is done in a doctor's office using a small hand mirror held at the back of the throat. Your doctor shines a light in your mouth and wears a mirror on his or her head to reflect light to the back of your throat. Some doctors now use headgear with a bright light. Indirect laryngoscopy is not done as much now because new flexible laryngoscopes let your doctor see better and are more comfortable for you. Direct fiber-optic (flexible or rigid) laryngoscopy Direct laryngoscopy lets your doctor see deeper into your throat with a fiber-optic scope. The scope is either flexible or rigid. Flexible scopes show the throat better and are more comfortable for you. Rigid scopes are often used in surgery. Why It Is Done An indirect or direct laryngoscopy helps a doctor: Find the cause of voice problems, such as a breathy voice, hoarse voice, weak voice, or no voice. Find the cause of throat and ear pain. Find the cause for difficulty in swallowing, a feeling of a lump in the throat, or mucus with blood in it. Check injuries to the throat, narrowing of the throat (strictures), or blockages in the airway. Direct rigid laryngoscopy may be used as a surgical procedure to remove foreign objects in the throat, collect tissue samples (biopsy), remove polyps from the vocal cords, or perform laser treatment. Direct rigid laryngoscopy may also be used to help find cancer of the voice box (larynx). How To Prepare Indirect and direct flexible laryngoscopy Your doctor will give you instructions about not eating or drinking before the examination to prevent vomiting. If you wear dentures, you will remove them just before the examination. Direct rigid laryngoscopy Before a rigid laryngoscopy, tell your doctor if you: Are allergic to any medicines, including anesthetics. Are taking any medicines. Have bleeding problems or take blood-thinning medicine, such as warfarin (Coumadin). Have heart problems. Are or might be pregnant. Have had surgery or radiation treatments to your mouth or throat. Rigid laryngoscopy is done with a general anesthetic. Do not eat or drink for 8 hours before the procedure. If you have this test in your doctor's office or at a surgery center, arrange to have someone drive you home after the procedure. In Brief Since many voice disorders are caused by problems in the voice box and/or throat, a careful and detailed examination of the voice box and throat is key to the identification of the cause or causes of voice disorders. Several methods can be used to examine the throat and voice box. Viewing the Voice Box Through Specialized Tube (Endoscope) Rigid laryngoscopy: This examination provides the clearest magnified view of the voice box. A rigid telescope-tube is passed through the patient's mouth. The examiner then holds the patient's tongue while viewing the voice box. Images are usually recorded on video. Also called: telescopic laryngoscopy, transoral laryngoscopy Flexible laryngoscopy: This examination allows for viewing the voice box in action. Flexible laryngoscopy provides a magnified view of the voice box while the patient produces sound (speaking, singing, etc.). Viewing is done through a flexible viewing-tube passed through the patient's nose to the back of the throat, thus allowing the examiner to view the voice box while the patient speaks, sings, coughs, sniffs, etc. Images are usually recorded on video. Also called: fiberoptic laryngoscopy, fiberoptic flexible endoscopy, nasopharyngoscopy, transnasal laryngoscopy Laryngeal stroboscopy: This examination is a specialized viewing of vocal fold vibration. Laryngeal stroboscopy involves controlled high-speed flashes of light timed to the frequency of the patient's voice. Images acquired during these flashes provide a slow motion-like view of vocal fold vibration during sound production. Also called: videostroboscopy, laryngostroboscopy, laryngo-videostroboscopy, stroboscopic laryngoscopy, strobolaryngoscopy

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