A videostroboscopy may be recommended to assess the structure and function of the larynx (voice box).
This procedure involves a strobe (pulsed) light and a high level of magnification to observe vocal folds and surrounding structures. Videostroboscopy is performed by inserting a flexible or rigid scope towards the back of the mouth.


The examination is digitally recorded using a camera that is attached to the scope. The strobe allows the physician to visualize the vocal folds in slow motion and assess fine characteristics of their motion and vibration. The digital recording allows your medical team to review findings with you and to save the examination for future reference. No special preparation is necessary for this examination.

Indications for Videostroboscopy may include:

  • Hoarseness
  • Cough
  • Lump in the Throat Sensation (Globus)
  • Swallowing Difficulties (Dysphagia)
  • Throat Pain or Tightness
  • Throat Clearing
  • Assessment of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) Changes
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