Dysphonia Plicae Ventricularis


Dysphonia Plicae Ventricularis, False Cord Hoarseness

  • See also
  • 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
  • Symptoms
  1. Constantly harsh, low pitched voice
  2. Strangulation sound or "Stage whisper"
  3. Normal Cough (shows normal glottis closure)
  • Signs
  1. False cords are closely approximated on phonation
    1. Obscures true cords
  • Management
  1. Laryngology or ENT referral for diagnosis
  • Resources
  1. Voice Doctor Website (Dr. Thomas)