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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A recommendation of total silence is virtually never required for more than approximately one week; in fact, some laryngologists no longer require absolute voice rest even after vocal fold surgery.
While age-related changes to the vocal folds and voice box occur, serious voice disorders such as laryngeal cancer and vocal fold paralysis are more common in older adults.
His voice was dysphonic (1/3), breathy (1/3), and asthenic (2/3), and videolaryngostroboscopy revealed bilateral multiple vocal fold telangiectasias without visible hemorrhage or polyp (figure 1).
Cytori Therapeutics announced publication in the peer-reviewed journal, Stem Cell Research and Therapy, of "Autologous adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction and scarred vocal folds: first clinical case report." This report describes preliminary data from the CELLCORDES trial of Cytori Cell Therapy in patients with severe voice dysfunction due to scarring of the vocal fold.
Despite current knowledge on the pathological features of vocal fold polyps, available information regarding the correlation between the size and type of vocal fold polyps in relation to voice acoustic features is very limited.
15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Laryngovideostroboscopy (LVS) is effective for screening each patient with persistent dysphonia for vocal fold lesions, according to a study published online Jan.
Vocal fold paresis: etiology, clinical diagnosis and clinical management.
Bilateral or unilateral vocal cord paralysis (VCP), implying vocal fold immobility, can present as dysphonia, loss of the upper register of the voice, hoarseness, breathiness, throat pain, choking episodes, or decreased vocal stamina [1-5].
A nasopharyngolaryngoscopy was performed, in which a left vocal fold hematoma was evidenced with normal vocal fold movement.
Vocal fold leukoplakia is clinically defined as white mucosal lesions that cannot be characterized as any other condition and is pathologically divided into two subtypes as follows: keratosis with nondysplasia and keratosis with dysplasia [1, 2].
"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.