total laryngectomy

total laryngectomy
An operation to remove all of the larynx (voice box).

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  • 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

  • Tracheo oesophageal puncture — is a surgical procedure performed to rehabilitate a patient who has undergone total laryngectomy. This involves creation of a fistula between trachea and oesophagus. A prosthetic valve is introduced through this fistula. This procedure enables… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • speech — Talk; the use of the voice in conveying ideas. [A.S. spaec] alaryngeal s. a form of s. achieved after laryngectomy by using either an external vibratory source or the pharyngoesophageal segment as an internal vibratory source. see also esophageal …   Medical dictionary

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  • TL — • temporal lobe; • terminal latency; • terminal lumen; • thermolabile; • thermoluminescence; • thoracolumbar; • threat to life; • thymus leukemia [antigen]; • thymus lymphocyte; • thymus lymphoma; • time lapse; • time limited; • tolerance limit;… …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

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  • NTL — near total laryngectomy; non thoracotomy lead [cardioverter defibrillator]; nortriptyline; no time limit …   Medical dictionary

  • NTL — • near total laryngectomy; • non thoracotomy lead [cardioverter defibrillator]; • nortriptyline; • no time limit …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

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