noun, plural thy·rot·o·mies. Surgery.
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In many instances, therefore, thyrotomy is the first stage in the operation of total laryngectomy.
It is probable that slight cases of stenosis can be treated better by intubation than by thyrotomy.
The instruments, ansthetic, and position require the same consideration as with thyrotomy (see p. 489).
Taking, therefore, the best published results, it appears that the mortality is at least twice as great as with thyrotomy.
Thyrotomy has been successfully performed in such cases, mostly under the impression that the disease was malignant.