Instructional course: Laryngeal EMG
Pototschnig C. 1, Förster G. 2, Schneider-Stickler B 3, Volk G.F.4
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, SRH Waldklinikum Gera GmbH, Gera, Germany
3 Division of Phoniatrics-Logopedics, Department of Otolaryngology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
4 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany
Although laryngeal electromyography (LEMG) has been recognized for many years, many laryngologists and ENT departments do not routinely perform LEMG.
Material and Methods:
A proposal and practical guideline for standardized LEMG will be presented.
In this instructional course the basic principles of LEMG will be presented. In detail, the different ways to assess the larynx, transorally and transcutaneously, for LMEG will be described. Indications will be discussed. Clear definitions for interpretation of LEMG signals will be presented. Hints for a standardized documentation will be given. Finally, the auditorium will have the possibility to examine different applicators and needle systems. The insertion of the electrodes will be shown as video examples. Also different pathologies will be demonstrated by presenting videos of typical LEMG signals.
This course should help to start with LEMG, but also to standardize LEMG.