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Laryngopharyngectomy: A Laryngopharyngectomy is the removal of the pharynx and larynx due to throat cancer. A tracheostomy (hole in neck to trachea) is required for the patient to breath.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Laryngopharyngectomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Laryngopharyngectomy:

Other Surgical Options: Laryngopharyngectomy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Laryngopharyngectomy may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Laryngopharyngectomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Laryngopharyngectomy may include:

Procedure Complications: Laryngopharyngectomy

Possible surgical complications of Laryngopharyngectomy may include:

  • Tracheostomy
  • Gastrostomy
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Loss of normal speech
  • Temporary inability to swallow (dysphagia)
  • Difficulty moving neck
  • Rupture of carotid artery
  • Aspiration of fluid into lungs
  • Pharyngeal narrowing
  • Nerve damage
  • Pharyngocutaneous fistula

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Laryngopharyngectomy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good for removing cancer; however, the success rate for hypopharyngeal carcinoma is lower.

Laryngopharyngectomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Laryngopharyngectomy) include:

  • Removal of the larynx and pharynx

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