An endoscope is a small, tubular camera that can be inserted into the throat to transmit images back to a monitor. The images reveal a clear and accurate picture of the voice box, which can help your ENT doctors to diagnose and treat your voice-related concerns.
What Conditions Can an Endoscopic Inspection be Used For?
Endoscopic inspection of the throat and voice box can provide ENT doctors with a crystal clear understanding of the issues at hand so they can calculate the most appropriate treatment plan to relieve your symptoms. With a short exam time of around 20 minutes and no downtime, the test is an ideal way to assess abnormalities, polyps, or growths found in the larynx.
- Chronic throat pain or cough
- Chronic bad breath
- Unexplained vocal changes
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
An endoscopic examination of the vocal cords or voice box can also be performed in order to remove growths. Patients may also benefit from the examination after digital imaging to assess the area further.