This Laryngectomy course will teach you:
- To remove the larynx in case of advanced stage laryngeal cancer.
Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Laryngectomy:
- Hypoglossal nerve and lingual artery injury
- Internal jugular vein injury
- Coverage carotid artery and jugular vein
With the following tips you might perform the Laryngectomy even better:
- Styloid ligament identification
- Pharyngeal mucosa preservation
- Tracheostomy fixation
After studying the Laryngectomy course you are familiar with the most common complications:
- Pharyngocutaneous fistula
- Stomal stenosis
- Injury to hypoglossal nerve
- Injury to lingual nerve
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Step by step
Skin flap creation
Mark the Apron incision just below both mastoid processes, along the sternocleidomastoid muscles approximately 4 centimeters above the sternal notch. Mark the tracheostomy location approximately 2,5 cm above the sternal notch.
Anesthetize the skin flaps with lidocaine and epinephrine.
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