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laryngotomy

 [lar″ing-got´ah-me]
incision of the larynx.
inferior laryngotomy incision of the larynx through the lower part of the fibroelastic membrane of the larynx (cricothyroid membrane).
median laryngotomy incision of the larynx through the thyroid cartilage; called also thyrotomy and thyroidotomy.
subhyoid laryngotomy (superior laryngotomy) incision of the larynx through the fibroelastic membrane attached to the hyoid bone and the thyroid cartilage (thyrohyoid membrane).

lar·yn·got·o·my

(lar'ing-got'ŏ-mē),
A surgical incision of the larynx.
[laryngo- + G. tomē, incision]

laryngotomy

/lar·yn·got·o·my/ (-got´ah-me) incision of the larynx.
inferior laryngotomy  laryngotomy through the cricothyroid membrane.
median laryngotomy  laryngotomy through the thyroid cartilage.
subhyoid laryngotomy , superior laryngotomy laryngotomy through the thyrohyoid membrane.

laryngotomy

(lăr′ĭn-gŏt′ə-mē)

laryngotomy

[ler′ing·got′əmē]
Etymology: Gk, larynx + temnein, to cut
a surgical incision into the larynx through the cricovocal membrane. It is usually an emergency procedure that is performed when a standard tracheotomy cannot be done.

la·ryn·got·o·my

(lar'in-got'ŏ-mē)
A surgical incision of the larynx.
[laryngo- + G. tomē, incision]

laryngotomy

A surgical opening into the LARYNX.

laryngotomy

incision of the larynx.