Strobovideolaryngoscopy in professional voice users: Results and clinical value

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      Evaluation of the vibratory margin of the vocal fold is essential for accurate diagnosis and treatment of voice patients. Traditionally, physicians have performed this evaluation using their subjective impressions of the sound of the voice in conjunction with laryngoscopy under continuous light. Strobovideolaryngoscopy is a valuable addition to the diagnostic armementarium. It allows the physician to perform a proper physical examination of the vibratory margin. A review of 486 strobovideolaryngoscopy procedures in 343 voice patients during a 2-year period reveals that stroboscopic information influenced diagnosis or treatment in approximately one-third of the entities diagnosed.

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