Screening and Tests for Laryngeal Dystonia
Screening for laryngeal dystonia is generally performed by an otolaryngologist—a doctor who specializes in treating conditions of the ear, nose, and throat. This ENT specialist will conduct a complete medical history and perform a physical examination using a fiberoptic nasopharyngoscopy (a lighted tube placed into the nose and guided into the larynx) to evaluate the vocal folds.
Tests for brain function such as CT and PET scan and EEG also help identify conditions that may be causing muscle disturbances and speech problems. Typically, an otolaryngologist will screen for laryngeal dystonia and run tests to diagnose the patient. In diagnosing the patient with a voice disorder, further treatment options may be recommended to improve speech and reduce symptoms.
ENT specialists at Florida Hospital are skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat conditions like laryngeal dystonia. Request an appointment today.