A laryngoscopy looks at the voice box with a mirror positioned below the back of the palate. Another laryngoscopy technique uses a flexible tube, called a laryngocope, inserted in the mouth to view the voice box. Telescopes and strobe lights are also sometimes used in laryngoscopies. The test is done to look at symptoms involving the voice box and throat including chronic cough, difficulty swallowing, throat pain, ear pain, voice problems and the appearance of masses in the neck or head area.

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