Airway Endoscopy

Airway endoscopy is an investigation that is essential for many ENT symptoms such as chronic cough, hoarse voice and also abnormal breathing noises in very early childhood.

It is performed with a flexible endoscope for adults in the clinic, normally without anaesthetic.

For children with recurrent ‘croup’ or ‘stridor’ (abnormal breathing noise) this endoscopy can be done with a paediatric flexible endoscope or more commonly with a rigid telescope under general anaesthetic.

Several pathologies (as laryngomalacia/soft voicebox, vocal fold nodules, papillomatosis, polyps or cysts of vocal folds) can be diagnosed this way and then treated accordingly.