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|Laryngoscopic view of the vocal folds. (Vestibular fold labeled at center right.)|
|Latin||plica vestibularis, plica ventricularis|
|Gray's||subject #236 1079|
|Coronal section of larynx and upper part of trachea.|
The vestibular fold (ventricular fold, superior or false vocal cord) is one of two thick folds of mucous membrane, each enclosing a narrow band of fibrous tissue, the ventricular ligament which is attached in front to the angle of the thyroid cartilage immediately below the attachment of the epiglottis, and behind to the antero-lateral surface of the arytenoid cartilage, a short distance above the vocal process.
- Dictionary at eMedicine Vestibular+fold
- Norman/Georgetown lesson11 (larynxsagsect, larynxmembranes)
- Atlas of anatomy at UMich rsa3p14 - "Larynx, lateral view"
- Atlas of anatomy at UMich rsa3p15 - "Larynx, laryngoscopic view"
- Organology at UC Davis respiratory/airways/larynx1/larynx4
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