Vocal ligament

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Ligament: Vocal ligament
Muscles of the larynx, seen from above.
Latin ligamenta vocales
Gray's subject #236 1079
From thyroid cartilage
To arytenoid cartilage
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12493562

The vocal ligaments (or inferior thyroarytenoid) are two strong bands 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.

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