false vocal cord


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Noun1.false vocal cord - either of the upper two vocal cords that are not involved in vocalizationfalse vocal cord - either of the upper two vocal cords that are not involved in vocalization
plica vocalis, vocal band, vocal cord, vocal fold - either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the larynx
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8] The four physiological laryngeal airway reflexes are described as (i) closure of both true and false vocal cord with laryngospasm; (ii) coughing reflex; (iii) expiration reflex; and (iv) spasmodic panting reflex.
On examination, utilizing a flexible laryngoscope, the patient was found to have a lesion of the left false vocal cord, extending caudally to the left true vocal cord and ventricle (Figure 1).
Flexible laryngoscopy was performed in the office, revealing irregular thickening at the petiole of the epiglottis with bilateral false vocal cord fullness and granulation changes noted at the anterior aspects of both true vocal cords.