What is laryngeal mirror?

The Laryngeal Mirror provides thermal-tactile stimulation during swallowing therapy. It helps trigger a swallow by stimulating the anterior pillars of faces. The Mirror can be sterilized by steam, hot air or antiseptic… more info. The Laryngeal Mirror provides thermal-tactile stimulation during swallowing therapy.

What is a mirror laryngoscopy?

Mirror (indirect) laryngoscopy is viewing of the pharynx and larynx using a small, curved mirror. Mirror laryngoscopy is typically done to evaluate symptoms in the pharynx and larynx. (See also Evaluation of the Patient with Nasal and Pharyngeal Symptoms.

Can you see your vocal cords in the mirror?

During normal vocalization, only the vocal cords should move. However, sometimes we use the muscles in our neck to help produce sound, leading to muscle strain. You may not be able to see this in a mirror, but through a laryngoscopy, we can see the muscles on the inside of your throat straining when you speak or sing.

Which mirror is used in indirect laryngoscopy?

Indirect laryngoscopy traditionally entails the use of both a head mirror and laryngeal mirror. It is the first and most basic successful technique for viewing the larynx, and arguably remains the most commonly used diagnostic method for laryngoscopy today.

Who invented the laryngeal mirror?

Manuel Patricio García
Manuel Patricio García is chiefly known as the man who invented the laryngeal mirror, the first person to carry out a dynamic assessment of phonation, and therefore the founder of laryngology.

How do you check your throat with a mirror?

Place the back of the mirror against the uvula and gently insert it further until the larynx can be clearly seen. If gagging occurs, remove the mirror and spray the posterior oropharynx with a topical anesthetic.

How do you use a laryngeal mirror?

Using the Laryngeal Mirror The patient is asked to breathe normally through the mouth. The mirror should be pushed upward against the uvula and positioned in the oropharynx. A beam of light can then be reflected off the mirror onto the internal laryngeal structures.

What is mirror examination?

Laryngeal mirror examination is a time-honored method for visualizing the interior of the larynx and pharynx, and especially the vocal folds. This method was originally described in the 19th century by famed singing teacher Manuel Garcia.

How do you visualize the larynx?

The examiner can place a small mirror in the back of the throat and angle it down towards the larynx. Light can be reflected downward and the larynx can be seen in the mirror. Indirect laryngoscopy is quick an easy, and gives a nice three dimensional view of the larynx in true color.

What is the purpose of laryngoscope?

Laryngoscopy can be used to treat some problems in the vocal cords or throat. For example, long, thin instruments can be passed down the laryngoscope to remove small growths (tumors or polyps) on the vocal cords. A small laser on the end of a laryngoscope can also be used to burn away abnormal areas.

How do you Defog laryngeal mirrors?

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Dilute hydrogen peroxide solution (0.75%w/v) is used as a defogging agent on sterilized indirect laryngeal mirrors in all cases, where indirect laryngoscopic examination is required.

How do you keep a laryngeal mirror from fogging up?

Warm the mirror with warm water (about body temperature) to prevent fogging (check to make sure mirror is not too hot). Alternatively, coat the mirror with antifogging solution or alcohol. Wrap the patient’s tongue with gauze and grasp it with your nondominant hand.