Supraglottic laryngectomy

Supraglottic laryngectomy is one type of partial laryngectomy, in which the upper part of the larynx is removed, for a tumor that does not involve the vocal cords. The ventricles are the dividing line between glottic and supraglottic tumors. Due to the higher risk of metastasis to neck nodes, supraglottic laryngectomy as primary treatment is usually combined with neck dissection.