Medical Definition of Thyroplasty
Thyroplasty: A surgical technique designed to improve the voice by altering the cartilages of the larynx (the voice box), which houses the vocal folds (the vocal cords) in order to change the position or length of the vocal folds.
Thyroplasty is also known as laryngeal framework surgery.
Last Editorial Review: 6/9/2016
Back to MedTerms online medical dictionary A-Z List
Need help identifying pills and medications?