Contact endoscopy was developed initially as a gynecologic diagnostic tool in the early 1980s, and it has been used in the larynx since the 1990s.
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We conducted a retrospective study of the use of contact endoscopy in analyzing the vocal fold mucosal epithelium in adults who had been operated on at our hospital under general anesthesia for various nonlaryngeal diseases.
One diagnostic modality that is useful in this regard is contact endoscopy.
Contact endoscopy was first described by Hamou et al in 1984 in a gynecologic diagnosis.
In this article, we describe our study of contact endoscopy in examining the epithelium of the vocal fold mucosa in smokers and nonsmokers who were free of clinical symptoms of laryngeal disease.
For this retrospective study, we studied the use of contact endoscopy to analyze the mucosal epithelium of the vocal folds of 71 smokers who were operated on at our hospital under general anesthesia for the treatment of various nonlaryngeal diseases.
Findings on contact endoscopy were classified into four categories: normal mucosa, chronic laryngitis, dysplasia, and squamous cell carcinoma:
Contact endoscopy detected abnormal findings in 7 of the 71 smokers (9.