This is surgery to remove the larynx, also known as the voice box. This is usually done to treat cancer. Depending on the extent of the cancer, a partial laryngectomy may be possible.
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Laryngectomy is done to treat cancer of the larynx. This surgery may also be done to treat damage of the larynx due to trauma.
Last reviewedJuly 2013by Marcin Chwistek, MD; Michael Woods, MD
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