Inspect the Posterior Pharyngeal Wall

Is there a discharge, mass, ulceration, or infection present? Ask the patient to say, ''Aahhh,'' as you observe for soft palate elevation.

Figure 12-40 A, Use of the tongue depressor to inspect the pharynx. B, Use of the tongue depressor attachment to inspect the oral pharynx.
Vocal cords

Figure 12-44 Mirror laryngoscopy. A, Proper technique for holding the tongue and placement of the mirror. B, Cross-sectional view through the pharynx, illustrating placement of the mirror. C, Mirror reflection of the vocal cords.

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