If you experience chronic (long term) laryngitis, difficulty swallowing or throat pain your consultant may recommend a larynx diagnostic endoscopy.
What happens during a larynx diagnostic endoscopy?
A diagnostic endoscopy of the larynx takes between 15-20 minutes. Local anaesthetic will be applied to your nose. Your consultant will pass a very thin, flexible tube with a light and camera on the end (a nasendoscope) through your nose to the area just above your throat. The camera will send pictures of your larynx to a monitor.
If any abnormality is found they may take a tiny tissue sample to be examined in a laboratory.
After larynx diagnostic endoscopy
You will be able to go home after your endoscopy. The numb feeling in your throat should ease after about 1 hour. Avoid drinking any hot drinks until all the feeling in your throat has returned.
Be sure and ask your consultant when the results of your endoscopy will be available.
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|Initial consultation||from £180|
|Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care||£850|
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