Pharyngotomy - operation opening the throat. Is used to remove those tumors of the throat, the entrance to the esophagus or throat, which can not be removed through a natural way. There are cross (podhodyaschuyu and suprahyoid), lateral and cross-lateral pharyngotomy.
When the lateral pharyngotomy made available pyriform fossa, the back wall of the larynx, tongue, epiglottis, partially back wall of the pharynx.