During a laryngoscopy, an endoscope (thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end) is inserted in the nostril or mouth to look at the throat and larynx (vocal cords).

A laryngoscopy is used to:

  • Take a biopsy (tissue sample)
  • Remove objects stuck in the throat
  • Remove cysts
  • Treat scarring
  • Stage or remove a mass

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Direct Rigid Laryngoscopy
Using a laryngoscope, your physician can look down your throat to your vocal cords and take a biopsy or remove a growth.

Direct Laryngoscopy with Bronchoscopy
Laryngoscopy looks at the throat and larynx, or vocal cords. Bronchoscopy looks at the airways including the trachea (windpipe), bronchi, and bronchioles.