Laryngectomy

Laryngectomy
Laryngectomy Lar`yn*gec"to*my, n. [Larynx + Gr. ? to cut out.] (Surg.) Excision of the larynx. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • laryngectomy — [lar΄in jek′tə mē] n. pl. laryngectomies [ LARYNG(O) + ECTOMY] the surgical removal of all or part of the larynx …   English World dictionary

  • Laryngectomy — Surgery to remove part or all of the larynx is a partial or total laryngectomy. In either operation, the surgeon performs a tracheostomy, creating an opening called a stoma in the front of the neck. (The stoma may be temporary or permanent). Air… …   Medical dictionary

  • Laryngectomy — Interventions infobox Name = PAGENAME Caption = ICD10 = ICD9 = 30.2 ICD9 mult = ICD9proc|30.3 ICD9proc|30.4 MeshID = D007825 OtherCodes = Laryngectomy is the removal of the larynx and separation of the airway from the mouth, nose, and esophagus.… …   Wikipedia

  • laryngectomy — n. surgical removal of the larynx in the treatment of laryngeal carcinoma. Postoperatively the patient breathes through a tracheostomy. Speech is lost following the operation but can be restored by teaching the patient to swallow air and then… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Laryngectomy, partial — A laryngectomy that preserves the voice. The surgeon removes only part of the voice box just one vocal cord, part of a cord, or just the epiglottis and the stoma is temporary. After a brief recovery period, the tracheostomy tube is removed, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Laryngectomy, total — A laryngectomy in which the whole voice box is removed, and the stoma is permanent. The patient breathes through the stoma, and must learn to talk in a new way …   Medical dictionary

  • laryngectomy — noun (plural mies) Date: circa 1888 surgical removal of all or part of the larynx • laryngectomized adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • laryngectomy — /lar euhn jek teuh mee/, n., pl. laryngectomies. Surg. excision of part or all of the larynx. [1885 90; LARYNG + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • laryngectomy — noun The surgical removal of part or all of the larynx. It is most often performed in cases of laryngeal cancer …   Wiktionary

  • laryngectomy — n. surgical removal of the larynx (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

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