Videostroboscopy, Mirror, And Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy: Objective Comparisons.
This investigation represents a retrospective analysis of the degree to which rigid endoscope videolaryngostroboscopy either augmented or altered initial laryngeal examination findings and treatment recommendations obtained during mirror or fiberoptic laryngoscopy in 130 subjects. Results revealed that stroboscopy added important new information or actually influenced changes in the original diagnoses and treatment plans in more than 20% of the study population. These findings are discussed, and directions for future research are suggested, especially with respect to the value of videolaryngostroboscopy versus simpler and less expensive videolaryngoendoscopy. **********