Laryngectomy, partial
A laryngectomy that preserves the voice. The surgeon removes only part of the voice box—just one vocal cord, part of a cord, or just the epiglottis—and the stoma is temporary. After a brief recovery period, the tracheostomy tube is removed, and the stoma closes up. The patient can then breathe and talk in the usual way. In some cases, however, the voice may be hoarse or weak.

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