partial laryngectomy


partial laryngectomy
An operation to remove part of the larynx (voice box).

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  • 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

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  • Laryngectomee — A person who has had his or her larynx (voice box) removed. A partial laryngectomy 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • SCPL — supracricoid partial laryngectomy …   Medical dictionary

  • VPL — ventroposterolateral; vertical partial laryngectomy …   Medical dictionary

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  • VPL — • ventroposterolateral; • vertical partial laryngectomy …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations