Laryngectomy, total

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Medical Definition of Laryngectomy, total

Laryngectomy, total: A laryngectomy in which the whole larynx (voice box) is removed, and the opening in the front of the neck (stoma) is permanent. The patient breathes through the stoma and must learn to talk in a new way.


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Reviewed on 7/1/2016

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