Laryngotomy Lar`yn*got"o*my, n. [Gr. (?); (?), (?), the larynx + te`mnein to cut: cf. F. laryngotomie.] (Surg.) The operation of cutting into the larynx, from the outside of the neck, for assisting respiration when obstructed, or for removing foreign bodies. [1913 Webster]

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  • laryngotomy — n. surgical incision of the larynx. Inferior laryngotomy, in which an incision is made in the cricothyroid membrane beneath the larynx, is a life saving operation for patients in whom there is obstruction to breathing at or above the larynx. See …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • laryngotomy — /lar ing got euh mee/, n., pl. laryngotomies. Surg. incision of the larynx. [1655 65; LARYNGO + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • laryngotomy — noun The surgical operation of cutting into the larynx. See Also: laryngostomy …   Wiktionary

  • laryngotomy — n. surgical incision made in the larynx (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laryngotomy — [ˌlarɪŋ gɒtəmi] noun surgical incision into the larynx, typically to provide an air passage when breathing is obstructed …   English new terms dictionary

  • laryngotomy — /lærɪŋˈgɒtəmi/ (say laring gotuhmee) noun (plural laryngotomies) the cutting into the larynx by a surgeon …   Australian English dictionary

  • laryngotomy — n. (pl. ies) a surgical incision of the larynx, esp. to provide an air passage when breathing is obstructed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ларинготомия (Laryngotomy) — хирургическое рассечение гортани. Нижняя ларинготомия (inferior laryngotomy) (при которой разрезается перстнещитовидная связка) является операцией, позволяющей спасти жизнь больным с закупоркой дыхательных путей, если место этой закупорки… …   Медицинские термины

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