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Epiglottidectomy (Epiglottis Surgery)

Epiglottidectomy (Epiglottis Surgery)

An epiglottidectomy involves partial removal of the epiglottis. The epiglottis is a structure next to the larynx (voice box) that helps ensure food and liquids do not enter the lungs. Epiglottidectomy is performed under general anesthesia through the mouth, using a laser or other tool to remove a portion of the epiglottis.

Epiglottidectomy is one approach that can be helpful in cases in which the epiglottis contributes to blockage of breathing, a finding that can be determined with drug-induced sleep endoscopy.

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