Vocal ligament

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Vocal ligament
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Muscles of the larynx, seen from above
Details
Latin ligamenta vocalia
From thyroid cartilage
To arytenoid cartilage
Identifiers
Gray's p.1079
TA A06.2.09.025
FMA 55244
Anatomical terminology

The vocal ligaments are enclosed within the vocal folds. Each ligament consists of a band of yellow elastic tissue, attached in front to the angle of the thyroid cartilage, and behind to the vocal process of the arytenoid.

They are composed of the intermediate layer of the lamina propria, which is made up primarily of elastic fibers and the deep layer of the lamina propria, which is made up primarily of collagenous fibers.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links[edit]

  • lesson11 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)

See also[edit]

Vocal muscle