The tonsils are 2 small masses of tissue at the back of the throat. They are part of the body's immune system, which helps the body fight disease. In some people, the tonsils become infected or enlarged. This can cause severe sore throats, snoring, or other problems. Tonsillectomy is surgery to remove the tonsils.
Direct laryngoscopy is a procedure to look at the vocal cords. A laryngoscope is a rigid, hollow tube with a light attached. Using this tool, your healthcare provider can look behind your tongue and down your throat to your vocal cords. A tissue sample (biopsy) can be taken for study in a lab. Or a growth can be removed.
Laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy are 2 procedures that may be done together. These allow the healthcare provider to see inside the air passages in the throat and lungs. A laryngoscopy looks at the throat and vocal cords. Bronchoscopy looks at the trachea (windpipe) and lungs. These procedures can be used to diagnose and treat certain problems