Microlaryngoscopy & Bronchoscopy for Children

These procedures involve looking down into your child’s throat at his/her voicebox, vocal cords, and into his/her airway (larynx/bronchi). A microlaryngoscopy means that a microscope will be used to look and a camera may be used to take pictures. Sometimes biopsies or other procedures are undertaken simultaneously, for example, laser treatment for papilloma. Biopsy results typically take 5-7 days.

Your child will stay in hospital approximately 2-4 hours following the operation, depending on the procedure.  They may be asked to rest their voice for anything from 24 hours to 7 days.  Try to encourage low volume and short duration conversation during this period.

Pain relief:
Paracetamol (Panadol) should provide adequate pain relief.

Food and Fluids:
Your child can eat and drink normally.

Your child may return to school, kindergarten, or daycare the next day.

If you have any concerns after your procedure, please contact the following:

  • Auckland ENT Group on 09 522 2226
  • Your Family Doctor / GP
  • After hours – 24 Hour Medical Centre
  • In case of an emergency – dial 111 for an ambulance.

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