This table shows that nearly half the cases were treated by laryngotomy.
At the conclusion of the operation, when all bleeding has been controlled, the laryngotomy tube should be removed.
The laryngotomy tube can be removed as soon as the patient recovers consciousness and all hmorrhage has ceased.
In addition to the operation of laryngotomy, the following procedure will allow of more deliberate removal.
laryngotomy lar·yn·got·o·my (lār'ĭn-gŏt'ə-mē)