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What are laryngectomies?

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Voice box removal

The voice box is classically removed for cancer of the voicebox and its related structures (larynx, supraglottis).
This results in a permanent "breathing hole" in the neck. While the voice is gone, there are ways for the patient to still produce speech (esophageal / burping speech, electric voice devices).

In brief: Voice box removal

The voice box is classically removed for cancer of the voicebox and its related structures (larynx, supraglottis).
This results in a permanent "breathing hole" in the neck. While the voice is gone, there are ways for the patient to still produce speech (esophageal / burping speech, electric voice devices).
Dr. Phil Zapanta
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