1. A condition in which the larynx is found to have shifted to an unusually low level in the neck and may be abnormally mobile. It is regarded by some as an occasional feature of old age.
2. An abnormally low position of the larynx, which may be congenital or acquired; does not impair the health of the neonate. Some degree of laryngoptosis occurs with aging.
The branch of medicine that treats diseases of the larynx and the nose.
Suture of the larynx.
Hemorrhage from the larynx.
A tubular instrument, combining a light system and a telescopic system, used in the visualization of the interior larynx and adaptable for diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical procedures.
A specialist in laryngoscopy.
laryngoscopy, direct laryngoscopy
Examination of the interior of the larynx, especially that which is performed with the laryngoscope.
1. A closure of the larynx that blocks the passage of air to the lungs.
2. The sudden acute spasm of the vocal cords (and epiglottis) that can result in occlusion, or closing, of the airway and in death.
The contraction, or stricture, of the larynx.
The establishment of a permanent opening into the larynx through the neck.
1. The surgical operation of cutting into the larynx, from the outside of the neck, for assisting respiration (breathing) when obstructed, or for removing foreign bodies.
2. Surgical opening of the larynx (the voice box) for medical reasons.
Pertaining to the larynx and the trachea.
Inflammation of the larynx and trachea.
Inflammation of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi; the acute form is the most common cause of croup [an acute viral disease of childhood, marked by a resonant barking cough, suffocative and difficult breathing, and laryngeal spasm].
Endoscopic examination of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi.
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