Normal vocal cord

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The larynx has been anesthetized and the scope is put into a position nearly touching the vocal cords. At the beginning, you are essentially at the back of this female's vocal cords looking forward towards the front of the neck.

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Two different tones, the first in the typical female speaking pitch range - about G3#. The vocal folds are short in length. The amplitude of vibration is wide. Vocal cords are already adducted.

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During stroboscopy on a continuous tone at a mid range pitch, the vocal cords are stretched. There is a normal mucosal wave. Thin clear secretions seen dancing on the surface. The vocal cords start in the abducted or breathing position.

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Flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy at A5# (very high pitch).
Content: A rather high note with vibrato. The phayrnx is squeezed to create a narrow tube. The vocal cords are stretched.

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Female vocal cords vibrating during a stroboscopic rigid laryngoscopy exam. Normal amount of secretions. Small posterior gap between the vocal cords.