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

JOURNAL TITLE: International Journal of Phonosurgery & Laryngology

Author
1. S Ramesh Kumar
2. Harish Chandra Reddy Pingili
ISSN
2230-7508
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10023-1042
Volume
2
Issue
2
Publishing Year
2012
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of ENT, Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Article keywords

    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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