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Definition of Laryngeal framework surgery

Laryngeal framework surgery: 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.

Laryngeal framework surgery is also called thyroplasty.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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