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vo·cal fold

the sharp-edged fold of mucous membrane overlying and incorporating the vocal ligament and the thyroarytenoid muscle and stretching along either wall of the larynx from the angle between the laminae of the thyroid cartilage to the vocal process of the arytenoid cartilage; air flow causes the vocal folds to vibrate in production of the voice.

vocal cord

Etymology: L, vocalis, voice; Gk, chorde, string
one of a pair of strong bands of yellow elastic tissue in the larynx enclosed by membranes called vocal folds and attached ventrally to the angle of the thyroid cartilage and dorsally to the vocal process of the arytenoid cartilage. Also called true vocal cord, vocal ligament. Compare false vocal cord.
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VOCAL CORDS: Vocal cords (closed, seen endoscopically)
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VOCAL CORDS: Vocal cords (open, seen endoscopically)
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vocal cord

Either of two thin, reedlike folds of tissue within the larynx that vibrate as air passes between them, producing sounds that are the basis of speech.

false vocal cord

Ventricular fold of the larynx.

true vocal cord

Vocal fold. See: illustration

vocal cord

the membranes that lie in the larynx of a mammal. Their vibration produces sounds which are altered by varying their position and tension.

Patient discussion about vocal cord

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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Larynx trauma - intubation during surgery trauma during a bronchoscopy major trauma to the throat region during traffic accidents surgery to the vocal cords will cause scarring and dysfunction of the voice.
Surgery accounts for 50% of bilateral and 40% of unilateral vocal cord paralysis4.
In this report, we have described familial congenital bilateral vocal cord paresis with spontaneous recovery during infancy in an Omani family.
Based on previous studies, we investigated the quality of voice and speech in patients with bilateral vocal cord paralysis after partial arytenoidectomy with posterior cordectomy.
Finally, although the link between vocal cord paralysis and the occurrence 11 months later of severe MPO-ANCA disease cannot be definitively established as causal, the lack of evidence for an alternative origin of the laryngeal disease, the presence of MPO-ANCA from the start, the improvement associated with glucocorticoids and immunosuppressants, and the long-term follow-up confirming the diagnosis of MPA, lead us to believe that the most likely explanation of the cordal paralysis was related to involvement of the recurrent laryngeal nerve by MPA.
Vocal cord polyps and nodules are the most frequent non-neoplastic benign lesions.
In our study, 5 patients had vocal cord granulomas which is the most frequent lesion encountered, 4 patients had interarytenoid adhesion which is the next common lesion followed by vocal cord scarring, web formation, arytenoid subluxation and epiglottic ulceration in 3 patients each.
After repeated failures of locating the epiglottis or vocal cords with the FFB, we put Trachway stylet into the oropharynx to assist identifying glottic structures.
Since both recurrent laryngeal nerves were not visualized during the surgery and a CMAP was not obtained, a GlideScope visualization of the vocal cords by the anesthesiologist was requested by the surgeon.
Damage to their vocal cords, however, is one physical problem that no singer can overcome.
Langevin and his colleagues found that among participants who were neither heavy smokers nor heavy drinkers a history of frequent heartburn was linked to a 78% increased risk for cancers of the throat and vocal cords.