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vocal folds

Etymology: L, vocalis + AS, fealdan
the true vocal cords.

vocal folds

The true vocal cords; the inferior pair of folds within the larynx; each contains a vocal ligament. They form the edges of the rima glottidis and are involved in the production of sound.
Synonym: vocal cords, true

Patient discussion about vocal folds

Q. How can I fix my vocal cords? Please I am in need of desperate help.

A. rest, which means no talking,

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Stroboscopy will show stiff vocal folds, a reduced mucosal wave, poor vibratory function of the vocal fold, and glottic insufficiency.
MTP II: the presence of at least a 50% medialization of the false vocal folds in relation to the distance between the middle part of the false vocal folds.
We had to obtain the adequate size that the compliance space between the thyroid lamina and the TA muscle allowed for the redesigned implant stuffing and free vocal fold medialization.
Results of our observations have shown that there is no need for urgent surgical intervention in nodules and other pathologies of vocal folds.
Although there is one description of dyspnea due to a unilateral vocal fold paralysis published (Laccourreye et al.
When one makes the decision to talk, the vocal folds come together in the midline.
When at rest, the vocal folds are open to allow an individual to breathe.
A common cause of hoarseness in older adults is gastroesophageal reflux, when stomach acid comes up the swallowing tube (esophagus) and irritates the vocal folds.
All patients received one treatment with Radiesse, which was injected into the affected vocal fold to modify the larynx and cause the vocal folds to meet at midline.
The stretching of the vocal folds strengthens the vocal ligament for better control of, and access to, high pitches.
She had been told by her local otolaryngologist that she had a paralyzed vocal fold, and computed tomography of the neck with contrast had been negative.
The same is true of roars by lions and tigers, and, like babies, their vocal folds (commonly called vocal cords) are "very loose and gel-like" and vibrate irregularly to make roars sound rough, Titze says.