Development of an Oropharyngeal Scope with an Integrated Tongue Depressor: NTOP2013 Study
The oropharynx is examined with a light source such as an electric light, a penlight, or a forehead mirror based on an acquired visual field using a tongue depressor. However, it is extremely difficult to obtain objective and reproducible images of tissue within the pharynx required in recent years with these methods, and insufficient progress in the examination tools has been made. There is an increasing need to develop a method for display during oropharyngeal examination. We conducted the present study to develop a novel oropharyngeal endoscope as an objective observation method.
- Acta Medica Okayama
Acta Medica Okayama 72(6), 611-614, 2018-12
Okayama University Medical School