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Eicken's method

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Facilitation of hypopharyngoscopy.

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Facilitation of hypopharyngoscopy by means of forward traction of the cricoid cartilage by a curved laryngeal probe, making a funnel-shaped opening of the hypopharynx in order to gain view as far as to the first narrowing of the oesophagus.

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