Despite its first introduction by Majer and Rieder in 1959 and its widespread implementation by French surgeons, supracricoid partial laryngectomy (SCPL) only started to be discussed in the English literature in the early 1990s. The procedure has been employed for decades as a partial laryngectomy that preserves laryngeal function, namely speaking, swallowing, and breathing. SCPL is similar to an extended supraglottic laryngectomy; however, while the glottis remains intact with a supraglottic laryngectomy, a neolarynx is recreated in SCPL using the fundamental elements of the cricoarytenoid unit. In SCPL with cricohyoidoepiglottopexy (CHEP), a pexy is created between the cricoid cartilage below and the preserved epiglottis and hyoid bone above. Remarkably, but reliably, this reconstruction recreates the airway and improves swallowing to the point where even one arytenoid can be sacrificed. Head Neck, 2014.
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