What is Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery ?
It is a minimally invasive procedure, used to remove abnormal growths like cysts and tumors or take their biopsy. It is also done to treat vocal problems, vocal cord defects, and/or diagnoses laryngeal cancer, treat trauma, fracture, and/or airway constriction. The procedure involves the use of a laryngoscope inserted through the mouth or nose to visualize the upper and lower airway. The advantages of the ‘micro’ laryngoscopy compared to conventional laryngoscopy are that there is quicker recovery, minimal to no harm to adjacent structures, and better visualization. The micro laryngoscopy can either be direct or suspension laryngoscopy.