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larynx

The voice box. The larynx houses the vocal cords and connects the pharynx with the trachea.

laryngectomy

The surgical removal of the larynx. In a partial laryngectomy, only part of the larynx is removed.

endoscope

…inserted into different cavities in the body for a close examination. They are often named after the part of the body they are designed to examine, such as a laryngoscope for the larynx and a colonoscopy to examine the bowel….

hemilaryngectomy

Surgery to remove the left or right half of the larynx.

vocal folds

The part of the larynx that vibrates to produce the sounds required for speech. Also called vocal cords or the glottis….

supracricoid laryngectomy

Surgery to remove the upper part of the larynx, including vocal cords….

pharynx

The throat. This is a muscular tube about 10cm long that extends from the back of the nose to the top of the larynx and oesophagus….

laryngopharyngectomy

The surgical removal of part or all of the larynx and pharynx.

supraglottic laryngectomy

Surgery to remove the upper part of the larynx above the vocal cords (supraglottis)….

laryngoscopy

A procedure that allows the doctor to closely examine the larynx and pharynx using a tube inserted into your mouth and throat (laryngoscope).