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Sources: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery

Delicacy of touch and manipulation are an absolute

necessity if the endoscopist is to avoid mortality; therefore, heavily

built and spring-opposed forceps are dangerous as well as useless. For

foreign-body work in the larynx, and for the removal of benign

laryngeal growths, the alligator forceps with roughened jaws shown in

Fig. 17 serve every purpose.

[FIG. 17.--Laryngeal grasping forceps designed by Mosher. For my own

use I have taken off the ratchet-locking device for all general work,

to be reapplied on the rare occasions when it is required.]