Chondrolaryngoplasty—Thyroid Cartilage Reduction

Angela Sturm, Scott R. Chaiet

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Chondrolaryngoplasty, also known as tracheal shave, is a surgical procedure performed for a prominent Adam's apple, usually in transfeminine patients with gender dysphoria to this marker of male sex. Although laryngeal anatomy is complex, knowledge of landmarks and techniques discussed in this article results in a safe procedure with rare complications and improvement in quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-272
Number of pages6
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2019


  • Adam's apple
  • Chondrolaryngoplasty
  • Facial feminization surgery
  • Thyroid notch
  • Tracheal shave
  • Transfeminine
  • Transgender

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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