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Respiratory Procedures:


Partial Laryngectomy– surgical, excision of a lesion on one vocal cord.

Total Laryngectomy– surgical removal of the larynx, hyoid bone and tracheal rings and formation of a permanent tracheotomy.


Post Op- establish methods of communication: writing, magic slate, picture board.- assess gag reflex and ability to swallow

Radical Neck Dissection– incision of the sternocleidomastoid, omohyoid muscles, sub maxillary gland, internal jugular vein, external carotid artery and cervical chain of lymph nodes, in addition to the laryngectomy.


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