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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Prince Tano Djan, BSc, MBChB [2]

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Other diagnostic studies involves the use of fibreoptic laryngoscope which shows the omega sign. This refers to the thickened aryepiglottic folds and epiglottis seen in epiglottitis, when the larynx is seen endoscopically or via laryngoscope as shown below. [1] [2]


Other diagnostic studies

Other diagnostic studies involves the use of fibreoptic laryngoscope which shows the omega sign. This refers to the thickened aryepiglottic folds and epiglottis seen in epiglottitis, when the larynx is seen endoscopically or via laryngoscope as shown below. [1] [2]


Case courtesy of A.Prof Frank Gaillard, Radiopaedia.org, rID: 7694


1-True vocal cords, 2-Arytenoids, 3-Epiglottis

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