Tagged: larynx

laryngoscopy

laryngoscopy

Examination of the larynx (voice box) using a mirror held against the back of the palate (indirect laryngoscopy), or a viewing tube called a laryngoscope (direct laryngoscopy). Either a rigid or a flexible laryngoscope may be required. WHY IT...

Larynx cancer

Larynx cancer

Larynx cancer: A malignant tumor of the larynx (voice box), often causing persistent hoarseness. Laryngeal cancer represents about 2 percent of all cancers. Causes and incidence The exact causes of this type of cancer...

Larynx

Larynx

Larynx: The organ in the throat responsible for voice production and for preventing food from entering the airway during swallowing. Its common name is the voice box. Strcuture The larynx, which lies between the pharynx...

Laryngitis

Laryngitis

Laryngitis: Inflammation of the larynx (voice box) usually caused by infection and resulting in hoarseness. Laryngitis may be acute, lasting only a few days, or chronic, persisting over a long period. Causes Acute laryngitis is...