The following informational video on “Performing a Transnasal Laryngoscopy” was developed as part of a Workshop on the Assessment and Management of Unexplained Breathlessness and Dysfunctional Breathing conducted on 04 April 2019. The video has been developed by the Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma, with permissions.
Dr. Anne Vertigan first provides a brief overview of relevant patient history and outlines the goal of the demonstrated procedure. She then provides a step-by-step demonstration of a flexible transnasal laryngoscopy including a scent challenge, to inform a diagnosis of vocal cord dysfunction. In closing, Dr. Vertigan discusses the results with the patient and summarises the findings.
Dr. Anne Vertigan is the manager of speech pathology for John Hunter Hospital, Belmont Hospital and the Mater Mental Health within the Hunter New England Health Local Health District. Her clinical role focuses on patients with dysphagia, chronic cough, voice disorders, laryngectomy and vocal cord dysfunction. She is the chair of allied health research for Hunter New England Health and deputy chair of the Hunter New England Research Ethics Committee. She is a conjoint lecturer at the University of Newcastle and lectures in voice disorders, laryngectomy, and dysphagia. She has coordinated several research projects into laryngeal disorders and chronic cough investigating mechanisms and therapy.
More information about vocal cord dysfunction is also available in the Severe Asthma Toolkit – click here
Filming and editing services were provided by the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).