What is Laryngovideostroboscopy?
Laryngovideostroboscopy is an important diagnostic tool that allows ENT specialist to visualise the vocal folds in slow motion. A stroboscopic lamp will be used to generate regular flashes of light, while a flexible tube is inserted in the back of the mouth or through the nose into the throat, after application of local anaesthetic. Video pictures are then recorded while the patient is talking, singing or whistling.
Why is Laryngovideostroboscopy required?
Laryngovideostroboscopy is used to diagnose voice disorders. During the procedure, doctor will determine whether voice therapy, surgical intervention or a watch-and-wait approach is needed depending on the patient’s situation.