The Journal of Laryngology & Otology

Short Communications

A low-cost, endoscopic, digital, still and video photography system for ENT clinics

B W Howesa1 and C Repanosa2 c1

a1 Department of Anaesthesia, Royal United Bath Hospital, UK

a2 Department of Otolaryngology, Royal United Bath Hospital, UK


Image capture systems that display and record endoscopic images are important for documentation and teaching. We have modified a universal serial bus microscope to couple with most clinical endoscopes used in our practice. This very economical device produces images suitable for teaching, and potentially for clinical use. The implications of this could be significant for teaching, patient education, documentation and the developing world.

(Accepted September 17 2009)

(Online publication December 22 2009)


c1 Address for correspondence: Mr C Repanos, Specialist Registrar in Otolaryngology, Royal United Bath Hospital, Combe Park, Bath BA1 3NG, UK. E-mail:


Presented at the Group of Anaesthetists in Training meeting, 4 July 2009, Cambridge, UK.

Awarded the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland Registrar's Prize (President's Medal).

Mr C Repanos takes responsibility for the integrity of the content of the paper.

Competing interests: None declared