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Definition of Larynx transplant

Larynx transplant: A transplant of the larynx, or voicebox. This procedure permits a human-sounding voice with inflection, range, and qualities unique to the patient, and normal swallowing. The risks of the procedure include those of organ rejection and immunosuppression therapy.

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

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