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pharyngotomy

Line breaks: phar¦yn|got¦omy
Pronunciation: /ˌfarɪŋˈɡɒtəmi
 
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Definition of pharyngotomy in English:

noun (plural pharyngotomies)

A surgical incision into the pharynx.
Example sentences
  • 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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