vocal fold


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Related to vocal fold: vestibular fold, Vocal fold nodules
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Noun1.vocal fold - either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the larynxvocal fold - either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the larynx
plica, fold - a folded part (as in skin or muscle)
larynx, voice box - a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
false vocal cord, false vocal fold, superior vocal cord, ventricular fold, vestibular fold - either of the upper two vocal cords that are not involved in vocalization
inferior vocal cord, inferior vocal fold, true vocal cord, true vocal fold - either of the two lower vocal folds that come together to form the glottis; produce a vocal tone when they are approximated and air from the lungs passes between them
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When classifying tumors, involvement of different subsites, vocal fold mobility, size of the tumor, cartilage invasion, and extralaryngeal extension must be taken into account.
Vocal fold paresis: etiology, clinical diagnosis and clinical management.
1he main cause of glottal insufficiency had been unilateral vocal fold paralysis.
It was really indistinguishable from normal vocal fold vibration," says study coauthor Nathan Welham, a speech language pathologist at UW-Madison's School of Medicine and Public Health.
The effective medial excursion magnitude of vocal fold produced by the three adductors physiologically is sequentially as following: Rotation effect by lateral cricoarytenoid (LCA), mass or volume effect by thyroarytenoid (TA) and then shift effect by interarytenoid (IA) muscle.
Otolaryngologists, voice specialists, surgeons, speech-language pathologists, and others from the US, Europe, and Asia use cases and color photos and b&w drawings to illustrate normal vocal folds, imaging and evaluation techniques, congenital and idiopathic conditions, inflammation, infections, trauma, vascular problems, masses and lesions, impaired vocal fold mobility, neoplasms, and complications.
When you increase tension in the vocal fold, like stretching a rubber band, it's going to give a high pitch, and relaxing the vocal fold will give a low pitch," says Nandhu Radhakrishnan, a speech-language pathologist at the University of Missouri.
The principal symptoms of unilateral vocal fold paralysis are hoarseness and difficulty in swallowing.
College of Medicine), and Eller (director, US Air Force Laryngology Center) have selected cases from the Journal and included more materials on other vocal fold abnormalities.
When the nerve is partially injured, paresis or weakness of the vocal fold results.
In 50 patients for whom 12-month vocal function data were available, significant improvement was seen in the voice handicap index; the abbreviated voice handicap index-10; maximum phonation time, which measures respiratory and sound control by having the patient hold an "ah" for as long as possible; and the S/Z ratio, an assessment of open and closed vocal fold sounds based on how long a patient can sustain a soft "sss" sound and soft "zzz" sound.
Sound is produced through the vibration of vocal fold flaps - 100 to 200 times per second - within the larynx.