Presented at the Meeting of the Middle Section, American Laryngological, Rhinological anil Otologlcal Society, Inc., Omaha, Nebr., January 23, 1972.
Article first published online: 5 JAN 2009
Copyright © 1972 The Triological Society
Volume 82, Issue 7, pages 1315–1322, July 1972
How to Cite
Tardy, M. E. (1972), Microscopic laryngology: Teaching techniques. The Laryngoscope, 82: 1315–1322. doi: 10.1288/00005537-197207000-00021
From the Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine of the University of Illinois College of Medicine
- Issue published online: 5 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 5 JAN 2009
Microscopic laryngoscopy can augment the skills of the laryngologist by adding increased magnification, depth perception and bimanual micromanipulation during direct laryngoscopy.
By interfacing the Zeiss operating microscope to a low-light-sensitive high-resolution color television camera, via a fiberoptic bundle, the surgeon may operate and teach, unencumbered by the addition of television equipment. This unique capability enhances the teaching of laryngology by:
- 1Crystallizing the three-dimensional anatomical visual image of the student.
- 2Allowing appreciation of the dynamic laryngeal view during direct laryngoscopy.
- 3Demonstrating the fine, accurate maneuvers of laryngeal instruments.
- 4Allowing the instructor to monitor visually the surgical actions of the novice, advising and directing his manipulations, while allowing the student to gain personal surgical skills and confidence.
- 5Demonstrating laryngeal lesions and surgery to an unlimited audience.
- 6Recording on color videotape, laryngeal anatomy, lesions and surgery.