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vo·cal fold

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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.
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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 CORDS

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
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

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

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Because the vocal cord position relative to the thyroid lamina lower edge [Figure 2]A: TL] may be changed with the rigid laryngoscope placed inside the endolarynx, the entrance on the thyroid lamina to reach an appropriate suture placement in the endolarynx may be consequently changed.
Current accepted treatment options for unilateral vocal cord paralysis consist of observation, speech therapy, or surgery [8].
Surgery accounts for 50% of bilateral and 40% of unilateral vocal cord paralysis4.
A rare case of non-surgical vocal cord paralysis: Vocal cord hematoma.
(1, 4) The decision was based on parental concerns, as well as the fact that the baby could be weaned from ventilator early, and the siblings had a spontaneous recovery of vocal cord mobility.
The analysis included 16 patients, 5 male (31.25%) and 11 female patients (68.75%), aged 40 to 80 years, with bilateral vocal cord paralysis following thyroid gland tumor surgery using partial arytenoidectomy with posterior cordectomy in the period from January to April 2016.
Intraoperative pus swabs isolated Haemophilus influenzae and Beta-haemolytic Streptococcus and histology was consistent with vocal cord polyps with no indication of malignancy.
Diagnostic investigation for vocal cord paralysis included a head, neck and chest CT scan, excluding lymphadenopathy, malignancy or aneurysms.
The importance of screaming and yelling, as a causative etiological factor of vocal cord lesions in children has also been emphasized.
The posterior commissure of vocal cord, which lies in the interarytenoid region.
The ongoing EMG activity during closure of the incision bode well for vocal cord activity.