Definition of laryngotomy in English:


Line breaks: laryn|got¦omy
Pronunciation: /ˌlarɪŋˈɡɒtəmi


[mass noun]
Surgical incision into the larynx, typically to provide an air passage when breathing is obstructed.
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  • Over time, the tracheotomy has gone by several different names, among them pharyngotomy, laryngotomy, bronchotomy, tracheostomy, and tracheotomy.
  • The term bronchotomy, then, encompassed both tracheotomy and laryngotomy and all these three terms were used loosely and they were not easily distinguishable from each other.

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