Thyroplasty
A surgical technique designed to improve the voice by altering the cartilages of the larynx (the voice box), which houses the vocal folds (the vocal cords) in order to change the position or length of the vocal folds. Thyroplasty is also known as laryngeal framework surgery.
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A surgical method of restoring vocal quality by altering the geometry of the thyroid cartilage. [thyro- + G. plastos, formed]

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n.
a surgical procedure performed on the thyroid cartilage of the larynx to alter the characteristics of the voice.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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