Difference between revisions of "Laryngoscopy"

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==Indications==
 
==Indications==
*Dysphagia
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*[[Dysphagia]]
*Odynophagia (pain on swallowing)
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*[[Odynophagia]] (pain on swallowing)
 
*Hoarseness
 
*Hoarseness
*FB ingestion
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*[[FB ingestion]]
 
*Sensation in throat
 
*Sensation in throat
*Angioedema
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*[[Angioedema]]
 
*Assessment of airway
 
*Assessment of airway
*Be careful when impending airway compromise because cause swelling but can be done with airway team present
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*Be careful when impending airway compromise
  
 
==Contraindications==
 
==Contraindications==

Revision as of 22:20, 28 June 2016

Overview

Direct visualization of the larynx for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes

Indications

Contraindications

Equipment Needed

Procedure

  • Attach light and suction
  • Fogging
  • Warm end in warm water to prevent fogging
  • Ask patient swallow
  • If can't go through nares, go through mouth

Tips

  • Mirror laryngoscopy
  • Minimize gag by pts eyes open n focus on breathing

Complications

  • laryngospasm if paraglottic infections

See Also

External Links

References

  • Roberts and Hedges' Clinical Precedures in Emergency Medicine, 6th edition