NCLEX RN Practice Question # 938

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Practice Question # 938.

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Laryngectomy: removal of all or part of the larynx and surrounding structures .

Total Laryngectomy. A total laryngectomy is performed in the most advanced stage IV laryngeal cancer, when the tumor extends beyond the vocal cords, or for recurrent or persistent cancer following radiation therapy. In a total laryngectomy, the laryngeal structures are removed, including the hyoid bone, epiglottis, cricoid cartilage, and two or three rings of the trachea. The tongue, pharyngeal walls, and trachea are preserved. A total laryngectomy will result in permanent loss of the voice and a change in the airway.



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