vocal process


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vo·cal pro·cess of ar·y·te·noid car·ti·lage

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the lower end of the anterior margin of the arytenoid cartilage to which the vocal cord is attached.
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vocal process

The process of the arytenoid cartilage that serves for attachment of the vocal cord.
See also: process
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Vocal process granulomas: A systematic review of treatment.
Intraoperative palpation confirmed an intact arytenoid and vocal process. The entire cricoarytenoid unit had been displaced posterolaterally through an oblique fracture in the body of the cricoid cartilage beneath the articular surface.
Vocal process granuloma, also known as contact granuloma (1) or intubation granuloma, is a benign chronic inflammatory lesion that commonly arises from the mucosa overlying the arytenoid cartilage and extending to the posterior one-third of the vocal fold.
A decade later, the same group reported the successful endoscopic repair of vocal process avulsion in 3 patients.
It became apparent on retrograde fiber-optic laryngoscopy that she had an adhesion between her vocal folds at the level of the vocal process (figure, A).
Laryngoscopy identified a bilobed right vocal process granuloma, poor glottic closure, and bilateral stiffness (figure).
The cyst had also caused considerable trauma to the opposite vocal fold, where most of the vibratory margin consisted of thick, rough epithelium indicative of fibrotic change or scar tissue; a transition to more normal epithelium was evident just anterior to the vocal process.
Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) has been linked to a variety of inflammatory conditions in the laryngopharynx, including vocal process granuloma, subglottic stenosis, polypoid corditis, and laryngeal carcinoma.
The base of the tumor was continuous, with an irregular plaque-like white lesion that extended along the vocal process of the arytenoids.
Nasopharyngoscopy detected a large, smooth, pedunculated mass emanating from the vocal process of the right arytenoid.