Pharyngotomy Phar`yn*got"o*my, n. [Pharynx + Gr. ? to cut: cf. F. pharyngotomie.] (Surg.) (a) The operation of making an incision into the pharynx, to remove a tumor or anything that obstructs the passage. (b) Scarification or incision of the tonsils. [1913 Webster]

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  • pharyngotomy — Any cutting operation upon the pharynx either from without or from within. [pharyngo + G. tome, incision] * * * phar·yn·got·o·my .far iŋ gät ə mē n, pl mies surgical incision into the pharynx * * * phar·yn·got·o·my (far″ing gotґə me)… …   Medical dictionary

  • pharyngotomy — [ˌfarɪŋ gɒtəmi] noun (plural pharyngotomies) a surgical incision into the pharynx …   English new terms dictionary

  • pharyngotomy — n. (pl. ies) an incision into the pharynx. * * * pharyngotˈomy noun The operation of making an incision into the pharynx • • • Main Entry: ↑pharynx …   Useful english dictionary

  • external pharyngotomy — pharyngotomy done through an incision on the external surface of the neck …   Medical dictionary

  • internal pharyngotomy — pharyngotomy performed from within the pharynx …   Medical dictionary

  • subhyoid pharyngotomy — external pharyngotomy done through the thyrohyoid membrane …   Medical dictionary

  • suprahyoid pharyngotomy — external pharyngotomy in which the suprahyoid muscles are divided and the epiglottic vallecula is entered by following the hyoepiglottic ligament …   Medical dictionary

  • lateral pharyngotomy — the opening of the pharynx from one side …   Medical dictionary

  • Tracheotomy — This article is about the surgical procedure called a tracheotomy. For a similar procedure, see Cricothyrotomy. Tracheotomy Intervention Completed tracheotomy: 1 Vocal folds 2 Thyroid cartilage 3 Cricoid cartilage 4 Tracheal rings …   Wikipedia

  • Edward Cock — (1805 ndash;1892), British surgeon, was a nephew of Sir Astley Cooper, and through him became at an early age a member of the staff of the Borough Hospital in London, where he worked in the dissecting room for thirteen years. Afterwards he became …   Wikipedia

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