direct laryngoscopy


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di·rect lar·yn·gos·co·py

inspection of the larynx by means of either a hollow instrument or a fiberoptic cable.

direct laryngoscopy

Etymology: L, diregere, to direct, Gk, larynx + skopein, to watch
an examination of the larynx by means of a lighted instrument inserted through the mouth.

di·rect lar·yn·gos·co·py

(dĭr-ekt' lar'in-gos'kŏ-pē)
Inspection of the larynx by means of either a rigid, hollow instrument or a fiberoptic cable.

direct laryngoscopy

Laryngoscopy with a laryngeal speculum or laryngoscope.
See also: laryngoscopy
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Persistent and repeated use of direct laryngoscopy during failed intubation may result in airway trauma with resultant morbidity and mortality (11).
One week later, the patient underwent direct laryngoscopy and esophagoscopy with subsequent endoscopic diverticulotomy.
is pleased to introduce the GlideScope Direct intubation trainer, designed to facilitate instruction of classic direct laryngoscopy.
Difficult tracheal intubation using direct laryngoscopy may occur ubiquitously across the spectrum of health care (1-8) and is reported to occur with an incidence of approximately 6% in anesthesiology (9); nonetheless, most tracheal intubations can be performed using direct laryngoscopy.
Comparative Effectiveness of the C-MAC Video Laryngoscope versus Direct Laryngoscopy in the Setting of the Predicted Difficult Airway.
The tumor was completely excised under direct laryngoscopy with the use of a C[O.
The patient was intubated in the theatre and direct laryngoscopy demonstrated an oedematous supraglottis with redundant patchy necrosis occluding the glottis.
Direct laryngoscopy revealed a verrucous lesion of the right true vocal fold that approached the anterior commissure and arytenoid.
The Cormack and Lehane scoring system was introduced in 1984 (4) and is commonly used to describe the view obtained at direct laryngoscopy.
Direct laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy were performed initially to determine whether an internal communication of the branchial anomaly was detectable, given the presence of air on CT.
0 mm endotracheal tube was railroaded over the scope cable assisted by direct laryngoscopy.
If the cause is not identified on physical examination or flexible laryngoscopy, direct laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy are often indicated to evaluate for subglottic and tracheal pathology causing turbulent airflow.