superior laryngotomy


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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).

su·pe·ri·or lar·yn·got·o·my

incision through the thyrohyoid membrane.

laryngotomy

(lar-in-got'o-me) [? + tome, incision]
Incision of the larynx.

inferior laryngotomy

Surgical incision of the larynx through the cricoid cartilage.

median laryngotomy

Surgical incision of the larynx through the thyroid cartilage.

subhyoid laryngotomy

Surgical incision of the larynx through the thyroid membrane. Synonym: superior l.

superior laryngotomy

Subhyoid laryngotomy.
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