Otolaryngology Book


Dysphonia Plicae Ventricularis

Aka: Dysphonia Plicae Ventricularis, False Cord Hoarseness
  1. See also
    1. Hoarseness
  2. Pathophysiology
    1. Use of false cords (instead of true cords) for speech
    2. May follow Laryngitis, and persist after infection
    3. Represents a symptom of other disease process
  3. Symptoms
    1. Constantly harsh, low pitched voice
    2. Strangulation sound or "Stage whisper"
    3. Normal Cough (shows normal glottis closure)
  4. Signs
    1. False cords are closely approximated on phonation
      1. Obscures true cords
  5. Management
    1. Laryngology or ENT referral for diagnosis
  6. Resources
    1. Voice Doctor Website (Dr. Thomas)
      1. http://www.voicedoctor.net

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