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laryngoscope

Line breaks: la¦ryn¦go|scope
Pronunciation: /ləˈrɪŋɡəskəʊp
 
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Definition of laryngoscope in English:

noun

An instrument for examining the larynx, or for inserting a tube through it.
Example sentences
  • This may involve direct visual examination of the inside of the larynx with an instrument called a laryngoscope or indirect examination of the airway with a mirror.
  • As injury to the mucous membrane of the larynx could occur when an endotracheal tube or a laryngoscope, selected on the basis of western data, is introduced into the larynx of patients.
  • As specialists, we visualise the pharynx and upper oesophagus with mirrors and a flexible laryngoscope and use rigid endoscopy under anaesthesia, which is the gold standard for investigation of this difficult area.

Derivatives

laryngoscopy

1
Pronunciation: /larɪŋˈɡɒskəpi/
noun
Example sentences
  • Physical examination by the anesthesiology provider during direct laryngoscopy for intubation revealed marked tissue inflammation in the posterior part of the pharynx, including marked edema of the vocal cords.
  • Excessive force may distort and obstruct the airway, which potentially impedes laryngoscopy, endotracheal intubation, and mask ventilation after a failed intubation.
  • It is difficult to create a single clear visual plane from the mouth through the pharynx to the glottis, thus the potential is greater for difficult laryngoscopy or endotracheal intubation.

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