false vocal fold

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Noun1.false vocal fold - either of the upper two vocal cords that are not involved in vocalizationfalse vocal 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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8) They found a statistically significant reduction in glottic airflow rates, strain ratings, and false vocal fold supraglottic compression after injection.
Computed tomography (CT) with contrast of the neck was obtained for further evaluation of the supraglottic lesion, which demonstrated a nodular, polypoid lesion and a small focus of gas in the right false vocal fold (figure 2).
16) With significant false vocal fold involvement, the true vocal folds can be partially or completely obscured.
Laryngocele is an abnormal dilatation or herniation of the laryngeal saccule that extends upward within the false vocal fold in communication with the laryngeal lumen.
Additionally, compensatory false vocal fold hyperfunction, chronic laryngitis, benign lesions such as polyps or nodules, and dilated vessels on the surface of the vocal folds also may be associated with sulcus vocalis.
Laryngoscopy demonstrated ecchymosis of the left false vocal fold and left aryepiglottic fold, resulting in minimal airway narrowing.
An 80-year-old retired teacher with a 10-year history of laryngeal amyloidosis had been diagnosed initially with laryngeal amyloidosis after a 1-year history of progressive dysphonia and subsequent excision of a right false vocal fold mass that revealed amyloid deposits.
7) Patients with an acute laryngitis may also manifest findings of a muscle tension dysphonia, with either abduction of the vocal folds or false vocal fold phonation that exacerbates and can prolong the dysphonia even after the inflammation has resolved.
The right false vocal fold was resected to expose the lesion.
The edema was located at the aryepiglottic fold; it encompassed the arytenoid cartilage and false vocal fold, and it extended into the paraglottic space.
However, indirect laryngoscopy detected a smooth bulge involving the left false vocal fold and aryepiglottic fold; the bulge had restricted the mobility of the left vocal fold.