What is Chondrolaryngoplasty?

Chondrolaryngoplasty (commonly called tracheal shave) is a surgical procedure in which the thyroid cartilage is reduced in size by shaving down the cartilage through an incision in the throat, generally to aid those who are uncomfortable with the girth of their Adam's apple.

After an anesthetic (local or general, depending on whether or not it is the only surgery to be performed) is administered to the patient, a small, horizontal incision is made on the bottom of the Adam's apple. The muscles in the throat are then held apart with forceps, and the protruding cartilage is shaved down with a scalpel, thus making the throat appear smoother and less angular. The incision is then closed with sutures, and a red line will mark the incision for about six weeks. Little scarring occurs in most cases because the surgeon will usually make the incision in one of the minuscule folds of skin that cover the Adam's apple.

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I have been having difficulties with swallowing salivia in the last 24 hours. It started after my son accidentally hit me in the throat. I am not...

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Trauma in tracheal rings.Will heal with time.

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I have severe tracheal (not esophageal or throat/larynx) pain that had sudden onset after having had intermittent, substernal "burning or aching" the...

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there can be thyroid swellin accordin to the history and sins written by you
when the thyroid enlares it gives same symptomps
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For the past year (since Dec 2011), I've been having a foreign body sensation on the upper right side of my throat that worsened upon swallowing....

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Thanks for writing in. If thyroidectomy is complete then thyroid or a nodule arising from it cant be responsible for these symptoms. So we are...

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