The glottis is the middle part of the larynx, between the supraglottis and the subglottis, where the vocal cords and the space between them are located.

Bilateral Vocal Cord Fixation

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Bilateral vocal cord fixation (1 of 2)

After bilateral posterior cordotomies, “keyhole” shaped glottis. Size of opening at posterior commissure is exaggerated by the wide-angle lens of the distal-chip video-endoscope.

Voice is still good (2 of 2)

Persistent posterior opening, but musculomembranous cords come into good contact and have not been damaged by either the original endotracheal tube or the posterior cordotomies, and voice is very serviceable.