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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Rigid Endoscopic Examination of Neonatal Larynx in OPD as a Screening Procedure

Harish Chandra Reddy Pingili, S Ramesh Kumar

Citation Information : Pingili HC, Kumar SR. Rigid Endoscopic Examination of Neonatal Larynx in OPD as a Screening Procedure. Int J Phonosurg Laryngol 2012; 2 (2):74-76.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10023-1042

Published Online: 00-12-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objectives/hypothesis

To describe a novel method of examination of neonatal larynx, using a 70° rigid 4 mm fiber optic endoscope in OPD as a screening procedure for evaluation of neonatal stridor/hoarse cry.

Study design

Examination technique and safety profile of a novel method of examination of neonatal larynx in OPD using widely available 70° rigid 4 mm endoscope.

Results

Ten neonates, underwent laryngoscopy as described below, whose age and weight in kilograms were recorded. The pulse rate, O2 saturation levels and mean arterial pressure were recorded during the procedure to know the effect of the procedure on hemodynamics and respiration of the neonates. Time taken for the procedure for satisfactory view of larynx is also recorded and tabulated.

Conclusion

The novel method of examination of neonatal larynx using 70° 4 mm rigid endoscope in OPD/ward is a safe procedure and gives excellent view/recording of neonatal larynx in its native anatomical and functional status.

How to cite this article

Pingili HCR, Kumar SR. Rigid Endoscopic Examination of Neonatal Larynx in OPD as a Screening Procedure. Int J Phonosurg Laryngol 2012;2(2): 74-76.


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