Vocal cord synechia is a strand of scar tissue that tethers the vocal cords to each other. It can prevent the vocal cords from opening fully for breathing.
A synechia can also form in other parts of the body. (Note the subglottic synechia shown below.)
Vocal Cord Synechia: before, during, and after surgery
Ossified synechia resists thulium laser
Vocal cord synechia
Intubation injury, including a subglottic synechia
Synechia hidden by overhanging arytenoid superstructure
Nasal and inter-arytenoid synechiae, with subglottic stenosis in forme fruste Wegener’s
Ulcerative laryngitis and resulting synechia – fixed!
Posterior Commissure Synechiae