- incision or splitting of the thyroid cartilage; laryngotomy.
Origin of thyrotomy
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Thyrotomy has been successfully performed in such cases, mostly under the impression that the disease was malignant.
It is probable that slight cases of stenosis can be treated better by intubation than by thyrotomy.
In cases that are known to be tuberculous, the feeling prevails that thyrotomy is not to be recommended.
The requirements and first and second stages of the operation are similar to those for thyrotomy (see pp. 490, 491).
In many instances, therefore, thyrotomy is the first stage in the operation of total laryngectomy.
- Incision of the thyroid gland.
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