Dr.K.O.Paulose FRCS, DLO.Consultant ENT Surgeon.
Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, South India
Cancer of larynx is not uncommon in this part of the world,This is more common in chronic smokers.This 65 year old patient was smoking 20-30 cigarettes per day for the last 30 years.He presented with husky voice and cough for 4-6 weeks. On examination there was a suspected lesion on the vocal cord which is being taken for biopsy.
Microlaryngoscopy is a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure performed to treat pathological conditions in the voice box or the larynx. Using specialized instruments and a surgical microscope, highly magnified views of the vocal cords and surrounding regions are obtained. Surgical removal of lesions is performed under this high magnification with specially designed micro instruments. Surgery performed with this technique is believed to be beneficial to the patient by decreasing healing time and leading to a better postoperative voice outcome.