Laryngoscopy, stroboscopy and other tools for the evaluation of voice disorders

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2013 Feb;46(1):21-30. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2012.09.001. Epub 2012 Nov 6.

Abstract

This article discusses and analyzes the diagnosis and management of voice disorders. Beginning with an insightful description of dysphonia as a sign and symptom rather than diagnosis, and an analysis of its unifying principles, the discussion continues with a review of evaluation, laryngoscopy, stroboscopy, and their respective advantages and disadvantages.

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care / methods
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diagnostic Errors / prevention & control*
  • Disease Management
  • Humans
  • Kymography / instrumentation
  • Kymography / methods
  • Laryngoscopy* / instrumentation
  • Laryngoscopy* / methods
  • Narrow Band Imaging / instrumentation
  • Narrow Band Imaging / methods
  • Neurologic Examination / methods
  • Phonation / physiology
  • Stroboscopy* / instrumentation
  • Stroboscopy* / methods
  • Video Recording / instrumentation
  • Video Recording / methods
  • Vocal Cords* / pathology
  • Vocal Cords* / physiopathology
  • Voice Disorders* / diagnosis
  • Voice Disorders* / physiopathology
  • Voice Quality / physiology