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Components of the laryngoscope

Created: 5/4/2004
 


Handle

1. Contains battery power source.
2. Fibreoptic scopes contain a fibreoptic bundle in the blade.

Blade

1. Base: attaches to handle
2. Tongue: usually perpendicular to the handle, can be either straight (for placement posterior to the epiglottis) or curved (for anterior placement); most are interchangeable.
3. Web: contains electrical connections and bulb.
4. Flange: forms proximal third of the blade.

 

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