false vocal cord

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Synonyms for false vocal cord

either of the upper two vocal cords that are not involved in vocalization

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Such episodes most commonly happen when deglutition reflexes involving closure of the epiglottis and closure of true and false vocal cords and concomitant laryngospasm, during the process of swallowing, do not occur.
false vocal cords may become edematous (Reversible).
Repeated laryngoscopy demonstrated oedematous vocal cords with prominent false vocal cords.
The supraglottic index (SGI) uses a scale to score for the presence of edema and erythema /hyperemia in the epiglottis, false vocal cords, and arytenoid cartilage, as well as secretions or mucosal thickening of the piriform recess and posterior commissure.