Contraindications To Direct Laryngoscopy

Sources: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery

There are no absolute

contraindications to direct laryngoscopy in any case where direct

laryngoscopy is really needed for diagnosis or treatment. In extremely

dyspneic patients, if the operator is not confident in his ability for

a prompt and sure introduction of a bronchoscope, it may be wise to do

a tracheotomy first.