Background: Fibre-optic nasoendoscopy and fibre-optic laryngoscopy are high-risk procedures in the coronavirus disease 2019 era, as they are potential aerosol-generating procedures. Barrier protection remains key to preventing transmission. Methods: A device was developed that patients can wear to reduce potential aerosol contamination of the surroundings. Conclusion: This device is simple, reproducible, easy to use, economical and well-tolerated. Full personal protection equipment should additionally be worn by the operator.


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Curran, J., Calder, N., Yaneza, M. & Iyer, A. 2020, 'Reducing potential aerosol generation in flexible nasolaryngoscopy: a novel method', Journal of Laryngology & Otology, pp. 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022215120001413

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