Clinical Nuggets: Easing Videostroboscopy Exams I was evaluating a patient, via videostroboscopy. I was having a difficult time obtaining a full view of the true vocal folds (i.e., anterior commisure). My otolaryngologist suggested that, as the patient produce the /i/vowel, the patient should lean forward, bending at the waist. When the patient leans forward, the ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 1999
Clinical Nuggets: Easing Videostroboscopy Exams
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Clinical Nuggets
Article   |   April 01, 1999
Clinical Nuggets: Easing Videostroboscopy Exams
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, April 1999, Vol. 9, 3. doi:10.1044/vvd9.1.3
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, April 1999, Vol. 9, 3. doi:10.1044/vvd9.1.3
I was evaluating a patient, via videostroboscopy. I was having a difficult time obtaining a full view of the true vocal folds (i.e., anterior commisure). My otolaryngologist suggested that, as the patient produce the /i/vowel, the patient should lean forward, bending at the waist. When the patient leans forward, the clinician can get a view of the entire vocal fold structure. I have tried this on several patients and it works well for me. I also agree with Casper (Clinical Nuggests December 1998 issue) that providing clear and specific instructions decrease the patient’s anxieties about the procedure. Another tidbit of information for decreasing anxieties is to have the patient hold his or her own tongue. By doing this, I seldom have to use topical anesthetic, and I believe this is because the patient is provided with some control of the procedure.
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