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noun (plural pharyngotomies)
A surgical incision into the pharynx.
- Over time, the tracheotomy has gone by several different names, among them pharyngotomy, laryngotomy, bronchotomy, tracheostomy, and tracheotomy.
- Suprahyoid pharyngotomy has been utilized as the standard approach to tongue base cancer not involving the larynx or mandible for the last 6 years at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Boston, Mass.
- The pharyngotomy can be initiated at several sites, depending on the location of the tumor. We do not advise Pearson's transventricular pharyngotomy.
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