from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surgical removal of part or all of the larynx.
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- n. The surgical removal of part or all of the larynx. It is most often performed in cases of laryngeal cancer.
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- n. Excision of the larynx.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The excision of the larynx.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. surgical removal of part or all of the larynx (usually to treat cancer of the larynx)
"I went in and did a laryngectomy, which is taking out the larynx," Rabon said.
At first, the doctors said he'd need a laryngectomy, meaning he'd spend the rest of his life with a tube in his throat, speaking through a handheld device.
Los Angeles Times reports that Austin started smoking at 13 and remained a heavy smoker -- averaging two- to three- packs a day -- even after her laryngectomy in 1992.
It should be made well below the isthmus of the thyroid gland, and from three to fifteen days before the laryngectomy.
In 77 cases of partial laryngectomy for cancer, 26, or 33 per cent., died during the first two months; of the remaining 51, seven cases, or 13 per cent., are reported as free from the disease three or more years after the operation.
In 77 cases of partial laryngectomy for cancer, 26, or 33 per cent, died during the first two months; of the remaining 51, seven cases, or 13 per cent, are reported as free from the disease three or more years after the operation.
In early and limited forms of intrinsic cancer laryngo-fissure (thyreotomy) gives good results; in more advanced cases the entire larynx must be removed -- _complete laryngectomy_ -- and at the same time, or after an interval, the associated lymph glands are removed from the anterior triangle of the neck on both sides.
Dr. Cohen's conclusion is that laryngectomy does not tend to the prolongation of life, and thinks that the greatest good to the greater number appears better secured by dependence on the palliative operation of tracheotomy.
Nu-Voices Club: Support group for laryngectomy patients, survivors and caregivers.
Treasure Coast Nu-Voices: For laryngectomy patients, family members.