Laryngoscopy is an endoscopic procedure performed by an otolaryngologist in which a special instrument with a tiny camera is used to view the anatomy of the vocal cords, vocal folds and the opening (glottis) to the trachea. A laryngoscopy is useful in helping the doctors discover a variety of ear, nose, and throat conditions such as:
- Voice conditions (breathy voice, hoarse voice, no voice, etc.).
- Throat or ear pain.
- Trouble swallowing, feeling of a lump in the throat, or bloody mucus.
- Throat injuries, narrowing of the throat (strictures), or blockages in the airway.