vestibular fold

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Noun1.vestibular fold - either of the upper two vocal cords that are not involved in vocalizationvestibular fold - 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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5 children had edema of interarytenoid space, 3 children--edema of arytenoid cartilage, and 6 children had disseminated edema of vestibular folds.
The false vocal cords, also known as the ventricular or vestibular folds, are two thick, sagittally oriented, individually sized mucosal duplications arising from the wall into the lumen of the supraglottic space and forming the medial wall of the laryngeal ventricle (Kutta et al.
According to Perello (1978), the vestibular folds represent the medial sphincter protecting the larynx, its lower part being formed by the vocal folds and the upper part by the epiglottis.
According to Bak-Pedersen and Nielsen (1986), vestibular folds play a fundamental role in the lubrification mechanism of the laryngeal epithelium, since the number of subepithelial glands found in this fold was greater (128 gland/ cm3) in comparison with the vocal fold (13 gland/[cm.
These fibers may exert some pressure on the vestibular folds, which contributes to an adductor function (Reidenbach, 1998) .
Direct laryngoscopy detected scarified lesions and edema of the vestibular folds.