is the most common technique for assessing vocal fold vibration in clinical use, but it has limitations.
showed that the inflammation and edema had decreased considerably.
Findings on strobovideolaryngoscopy
can include soft or incomplete glottic closure, decreased vocal fold tension with bowing and sagging, and prominence of the ventricles and maculae flava.
The most recent study involving singing teachers was carried out at a NATS conference in 2008, (5) and involved 72 volunteers (60 females, 12 males), all of whom were trained singers without significant voice complaints that were found to have vocal fold pathology during strobovideolaryngoscopy
In addition to signs of laryngopharyngeal reflux, strobovideolaryngoscopy
revealed a mass along the medial aspect of her left arytenoid cartilage, mild left paresis, and muscle tension dysphonia.
revealed findings consistent with complex posterior arytenoid dislocation (figure 1).
allows a more magnified and optically superior view of the vibratory function and structure of the vocal fold.
revealed significant alleviation of the edema and erythema.
In a laryngology office, a good medical assistant can be trained to perform many other tasks, such as taking histories, assisting with strobovideolaryngoscopy
, assisting during the performance of surgical procedures in the office, participating in research, and other similar duties.
revealed right vocal fold immobility with bowing, atrophy, and incomplete glottic closure (figure 1).
found no significant abnormality of the supraglottic and glottic structures except for vocal fold scarring, which was presumably the result of his previous surgery.
detected a hemorrhage into the vocal process granuloma (figure 3).