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Indirect pharyngoscopy and laryngoscopy for head and neck cancer

What is indirect pharyngoscopy and laryngoscopy?

A pharyngoscopy and laryngoscopy are often used to examine the back of the throat. We use indirect pharyngoscopy and laryngoscoy to check for any signs of head and neck cancer.

During an indirect pharyngoscopy and laryngoscopy,we place small mirrors at the back of your mouth to clearly examine your throat, the base of your tongue and part of your larynx.

Indirect pharyngoscopy and laryngoscopy for head and neck cancer

For both of these procedures, your doctor may spray the back of your throat with a numbing medicine to avoid pain.

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