Total laryngectomy is a procedure for patients with advanced stage laryngeal cancer or supraglottic cancer. The surgery itself removes the whole larynx. Risks include breathing problems, bleeding, infection, fistulas, problems swallowing, damage to other parts of the trachea and recurrence of the cancer. Patients typically spend at least a week in the hospital with tube feedings, speech therapy, and light activity for 6 weeks.
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