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An instrument used in examining the pharynx.

phar′yn·gos′co·py (făr′ĭn-gŏs′kə-pē, făr′ĭng-) n.


(Medicine) a medical instrument for examining the pharynx
pharyngoscopic adj
pharyngoscopy n


(fəˈrɪŋ gəˌskoʊp)

an instrument for inspecting the pharynx.
pha•ryn`go•scop′ic (-ˈskɒp ɪk) adj.
phar`yn•gos′co•py, n.
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This fact has been demonstrated in many studies by using nasal pharyngoscopy (NP), computer tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or pharyngeal pressure monitoring [11-14].
During pharyngoscopy, a dislocated lateral pharyngeal wall with mild inflammatory changes of the oropharyngeal mucosa was observed.
Direct pharyngoscopy revealed three hypopharyngeal strictures (figure, A), each of which was incised, and then the pharyngoesophageal segment was dilated with a 50 Fr bougie along with a 54 Fr balloon.
Studies using nasal pharyngoscopy, CT and MRI, or pharyngeal pressure monitoring have shown that one or more sites within the oral pharyngeal region are usually where closure occurs in most subjects with OSA, and this region is also smaller in OSA patients versus controls even during wakefulness.
Before tracheal extubation, direct pharyngoscopy was performed and secretions were removed and nasogastric tube was aspirated.
The authors describe a modified rapid sequence induction, including pharyngoscopy with a Macintosh laryngoscope, instrumentation with Magill forceps for insertion of a 14 FG gastric tube into the oesophagus, and temporary release of cricoid pressure.