Acta Medica Okayama 72巻 6号
2018-12 発行

Development of an Oropharyngeal Scope with an Integrated Tongue Depressor: NTOP2013 Study

Tsunoda, Koichi Department of Artificial Organs Medical Device Creation, Tokyo Medical Center
Kobayashi, Rika Department of Artificial Organs Medical Device Creation, Tokyo Medical Center
Kada, Akiko Clinical Research Center, Nagoya Medical Center
Saito, Akiko M. Clinical Research Center, Nagoya Medical Center
Misawa, Hayato Department of Otolaryngology, Nagoya Medical Center
Horibe, Keizo Department of Pediatrics, Nagoya Medical Center
Goto, Fumiyuki Department of Otolaryngology, Tokyo Medical Center
Tsunoda, Atsunobu Department of Otolaryngology, Juntendo University Nerima Hospital
Sasaki, Toru Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Jichi Medical University
Takanosawa, Minako Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Jichi Medical University
Nishino, Hiroshi Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Jichi Medical University
Kondoh, Kenji Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, the University of Tokyo
Sugiyama, Yoichiro Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Hisa, Yasuo Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Kyoto Gakuen University
Publication Date
2018-12
Abstract
The oropharynx is examined with a light source such as an electric light, a penlight, or a forehead mirror based on an acquired visual field using a tongue depressor. However, it is extremely difficult to obtain objective and reproducible images of tissue within the pharynx required in recent years with these methods, and insufficient progress in the examination tools has been made. There is an increasing need to develop a method for display during oropharyngeal examination. We conducted the present study to develop a novel oropharyngeal endoscope as an objective observation method.
Document Type
Clinical Study Protocol
Keywords
tongue depressor
oropharyngeal scope
oral
pharyngeal
otorhinolaryngology
Link to PubMed
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