true vocal cord

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Noun1.true vocal cord - either of the two lower vocal folds that come together to form the glottistrue vocal cord - 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
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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True vocal cords were found to be the most common site to be involved (86%) with right cord (26%) involvement being more common than the left (20%) [Table 7].
Manipulation of the epithelium during microlaryngoscopy may provide information about the fixation of the upper layers of the true vocal cord. Knowledge about the tactile feedback may considerably improve the accuracy.
Fiberoptic laryngoscopy revealed oedema and decreased mobility of the right true vocal cord, along with characteristic granulomatous roughness of true vocal cords bilaterally, raising suspicions of carcinoma of the larynx.
Even though life threatening complication rarely occur in these lesions, there were cases of airway compromise and even death reported due to large vocal cord polyp.6,7 When the polyps appear at the underside of the true vocal cord, the hanging lesions would flop and follow the rhythm of respiration.