3 years ago

Glottic exposure for transoral laser microsurgery: Proposal of a mini‐version of the laryngoscore

Fabiola Incandela, Alberto Paderno, Francesco Missale, Andrea Laborai, Marta Filauro, Francesco Mora, Francesca Del Bon, Cesare Piazza, Giorgio Peretti

Abstract

Objectives

Good laryngeal exposure (GLE) is typically regarded as an essential prerequisite for transoral laser microsurgery (TLM). The Laryngoscore is a preoperative scoring system aimed at predicting glottic visualization through the laryngoscope using easy patient‐derived parameters. However, the presence of subjective variables may hamper its reliability and reproducibility. The aim of the present study was to provide a validation of the Laryngoscore and to develop a revised mini‐version of the same, called mini‐Laryngoscore (mLS), which could allow even quicker, yet sufficiently accurate, preoperative prediction of GLE.

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