Pediatric Laryngeal Endoscopic Imaging: Current Research and Clinical Implications Voice disorders occur throughout the life span. Current prevalence rate of dysphonia in the pediatric population ranges from 1.4% to as high as 23.4% (Bhattacharyya, 2015; Duff, Proctor, & Yairi, 2004; Silverman, 1975). Early identification and appropriate treatment of voice disorders is essential as untreated voice disorders can substantially ... Article
Article  |   July 03, 2018
Pediatric Laryngeal Endoscopic Imaging: Current Research and Clinical Implications
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  • Rita R. Patel
    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Part 2
Article   |   July 03, 2018
Pediatric Laryngeal Endoscopic Imaging: Current Research and Clinical Implications
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, July 2018, Vol. 3, 34-39. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG3.34
History: Received February 9, 2018 , Revised March 7, 2018 , Accepted March 19, 2018
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, July 2018, Vol. 3, 34-39. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG3.34
History: Received February 9, 2018; Revised March 7, 2018; Accepted March 19, 2018
Voice disorders occur throughout the life span. Current prevalence rate of dysphonia in the pediatric population ranges from 1.4% to as high as 23.4% (Bhattacharyya, 2015; Duff, Proctor, & Yairi, 2004; Silverman, 1975). Early identification and appropriate treatment of voice disorders is essential as untreated voice disorders can substantially affect children's academic performance and overall well-being in the long term (Connor et al., 2008; Lass, Ruscello, Bradshaw, & Blankenship, 1991; Ruddy & Sapienza, 2004). Comprehensive management of voice disorders requires visualization of structure and function of the vocal folds (Schwartz et al., 2009). This article provides a review of the advances in endoscopy, videostroboscopy, and high-speed videoendoscopy in the pediatric population published in the last three decades. A comprehensive review of the topic of laryngeal endoscopic imaging in the pediatric population is required as much of the existing reviews on this topic focus on the state-of-the art laryngeal imaging in the adult population. Findings from this overview can also be used for clinical application and interpretation of laryngeal imaging findings in the pediatric population.
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