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n. pl. lar·yn·gec·to·mies
Surgical removal of part or all of the larynx.
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(Surgery) surgical removal of all or part of the larynx
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(ˌlær ənˈdʒɛk tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
surgical excision of part or all of the larynx.
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Surgery to remove the larynx.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laryngectomy - surgical removal of part or all of the larynx (usually to treat cancer of the larynx)
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
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n. laringectomía, extirpación de la laringe.
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n (pl -mies) laringectomía
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Recent strong evidences of PS in other organs have lead us to believe that this phenomenon exists in total laryngectomies too.
Open partial or total laryngectomies with or without radiotherapy (RT) or chemoradiotherapy (CRT) are the only mainstays in the treatment of laryngeal carcinomas.
Of the partial laryngectomies performed, 7 were supraglottic and 3 were crico-hyoido-pexie (CHP).
In the present study, assessment of the function of the remaining half of the thyroid gland has been done in cases of total laryngectomies in combination with uni- or bilateral neck dissection and pre- or postoperative radiotherapy.
The treatment of a malignant tumor involves surgical procedures where either the entire larynx or parts of it are removed, total and partial laryngectomies, respectively.
However, partial and total laryngectomies are associated with several postoperative complications that make their use more difficult.