The laryngeal mirror is an instrument used for the inspection of the patient’s throat. It is also used for the removal of foreign bodies or the excision of histopathological biopsies from pharyngeal or laryngeal structures. The standard indirect laryngeal mirror has a handle, shaft and a plain mirror at an angle. The focal length of the mirror is at infinity.
Surtex Instruments manufacture Rhodium Plated Laryngeal Mirrors with fixed handles or without fixed handles and offer a wide range of mirror diameters and profiles. We also manufacture the Michel Laryngeal Mirror which is designed with a moveable mirror to provide versatility for a more comprehensive view.
In order to use the Surtex Instruments Laryngeal Mirror, the throat is first sprayed with local anesthetic while the mirror is heated to prevent fogging. Then, the patient protrudes their tongue, which is held with a dry gauze using the operator’s non-dominant hand. The operator then introducers the handle of the mirror like a pen and places the mirror against the soft palate and uvula. Care should be taken to avoid touching the posterior pharyngeal wall as this may cause gagging. Additionally, it should be remembered that there is an anterior and posterior reversal of the structures in the mirror image. The adduction of the vocal cords can be viewed during phonation and the abduction is viewed during gentle breathing.
Surtex Instruments mirrors are used to view the tongue base, valleculae, epiglottic folds, vocal cords, pyriform fossae and the posterior pharyngeal wall. This allows the inspection and detection of foreign bodies or inflammation as well as neoplastic or traumatic lesions.
Surtex Instruments laryngeal mirrors are designed for the highest functionality and comfort of use. They are manufactured from premium quality surgical grade stainless steel and can be sterilized and reused for years of reliable operation in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.