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Laryngotomy is the surgical operation of cutting into the larynx, possibly with specialized equipment such as a laryngotome. The surgical creation of a permanent opening in the larynx is referred to as laryngostomy. Laryngotomy is an important procedure in assisting respiration when the upper part of the airway has been obstructed.
- For inferior laryngotomy or emergency laryngotomy, see Cricothyrotomy.
- For median laryngotomy involving cutting of the thyroid cartilage, see Thyroidotomy.
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