Practical endoscopy for laser interventions of the upper aerodigestive tract

Frances Lazarow, William B. Armstrong

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter will cover the fundamentals of endoscopy in otolaryngology, beginning with a history of the substantial progress that has been made since endoscopy was first developed in the 1800s, followed by a brief overview of the anatomy of the upper aerodigestive tract, and concluding with a discussion of contemporary office-based and surgical endoscopic practices. Knowledge of the fundamentals of endoscopy both in the office and the operating room is critical to understanding our current capabilities for visualizing and manipulating structures within the upper aerodigestive tract.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomedical Optics in Otorhinolaryngology
Subtitle of host publicationHead and Neck Surgery
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781493917587
ISBN (Print)9781493917570
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Flexible endoscopy
  • High-speed digital imaging
  • Narrow band imaging
  • Rigid endoscopy
  • Stroboscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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