ventriculocordectomyAn obsolete surgical procedure formerly used to relieve paralysis of the laryngeal abductor nerve, which consisted in endoscopic excision of the vocal cord and part of the anterior laryngeal ventricle. It was supplanted by arytenoidopexy and arytenoidectomy, and now by endoscopic laser reconstruction.
ventriculocordectomy(vĕn-trĭk″ū-lō-kor-dĕk′tō-mē) [″ + Gr. khorde, cord, + ektome, excision]
Surgery for the relief of laryngeal stenosis. The ventricular floor is removed, but the buccal processes are left in place.