Examination of the larynx (voice box), either with a mirror (indirect laryngoscopy) or with a laryngoscope (direct laryngoscopy).
More commonly known as croup, this is an infection of the larynx, trachea, and the bronchial tubes, that occurs mainly in children. It is usually caused by viruses, less often by bacteria. Symptoms include a cough that sounds like a barking seal and a harsh crowing sound during inhaling. Treatment may include moist air, salt […]
Surgical opening of the larynx, the voice box.
A tube-shaped organ in the neck that contains the vocal cords. The larynx is about 5 cm (2 in.) long. It is part of the respiratory system and is located between the pharynx and the trachea. Humans use the larynx to breathe, talk, and swallow. Its outer wall of cartilage forms the area of the […]
- Larynx transplant
A transplant of the larynx, or voicebox. This procedure permits a human-sounding voice with inflection, range, and qualities unique to the patient, and normal swallowing. The risks of the procedure include those of organ rejection and immunosuppression therapy.
A powerful beam of light that is used in some types of surgery to cut or destroy tissue.