Laryngoscopy is a procedure usually performed in the office that allows the physician to view the structures of your child's upper airway.

A small scope with a camera on the end is placed inside the nose and into the upper airway. Laryngoscopy can be performed on infants or older children but can be difficult to perform on toddlers, who can become anxious during the procedure. If a toddler requires laryngoscopy, sedation in an operating room setting is preferred.