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laryngofissure

Pronunciation: la-ring'go-fish'ur

Definition: Operative opening into the larynx, generally through the midline, commonly done for the excision of early carcinoma or the correction of laryngostenosis.

Synonym(s): median laryngotomy, thyrofissure, thyroidotomy, thyrotomy2

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