laryngectomy


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laryngectomy

[‚lar·ən′jek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of all or part of the larynx.
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The club holds meetings every six weeks at the Faenol Fawr hotel to provide support, advice and socialising opportunities for those who have or are about to undergo laryngectomy procedures.
Patients who underwent thyroidectomy and partial laryngectomy, were reconstructed with a flap, or had tumor continuity at the surgical margin were excluded from the study.
Keywords: Amputation of limb, Cortical reorganization, Laryngeal cancer, Phantom limb, Total laryngectomy.
and the present study is that patients in former study did not receive any treatments (laryngectomy, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy).
A 67-year-old male underwent total laryngectomy and secondary tracheoesophageal prosthesis placement 15 years prior.
Various surgeries are transoral laser excision, laser cordectomy, open cordectomy and partial laryngectomy. Local tumour recurrence after radiation therapy may be amenable to salvage by organ-preservation surgery, but total laryngectomy will be necessary for a substantial proportion of patients, especially those with T2 tumors.
Color images illustrate anatomy, the laryngectomy, speaking valve placement, and the findings of digital scans.
Most patients were treated with a total laryngectomy (n = 33, 76.7%) and some with a partial laryngectomy (n = 10, 23.3%).
The incidence of LALC is increasingly high in clinical practice, and the number of LALC patients accounts for about 70% of the total number of laryngeal cancer cases.5 Laryngeal cancer is more sensitive to radiotherapy which can maintain the normal structure and vocal function of patients to improve their quality of life.6 In case of recurrence after treatment, partial laryngectomy or total laryngectomy can be used, but the methods are not effective for locally advanced laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma.7,8 Chemotherapy is still one of the main methods, which can elevate the retention rate of the larynx.