Laryngoscopes, Flexible, Lower Larynx/Glottis
Definition : Surgical laryngoscopes designed for insertion into the mouth and down the throat, allowing the exposure of the glottis and true vocal cords. These devices consist of a superior blade that engages the tongue and supraglottis while the inferior blade engages the roof of the mouth and the posterior pharyngeal wall; the triangular shape, length of the blades, and distal opening that fits into the shape of the human glottis allows for exposure of the glottis and true vocal cords. Lower larynx/glottis laryngoscopes are intended mainly for surgery in the lower larynx.
UMDC code : 23533