Bronchoscopy & Laryngoscopy


The visual examination of the bronchi of the lungs by the use of the bronchoscope which may be inserted into the oral or nasal cavities. The larynx, pharynx, and trachea may be visualized as the scope is passed to the bronchi. It may serve other purposes also. For example, it may be used to remove a foreign body from the bronchus, or for clearing a mucous plug which is causing atelectasis.


Direct Visualization

A laryngoscopy is the visual examination of the larynx and hypopharynx using a laryngoscope. Abstract what you think is pertinent in the laryngoscopy report (Manipulative Procedures Example 2) and compare with the suggested abstraction.

Indirect Visualization

Examination of the interior wall of the larynx by observation of the reflection of it in a laryngeal mirror.