Vocal cord is lined by: (LQ)
|A||Stratified columnar epithelium|
|B||Pseudociliated columner epithelium|
|C||Stratified squamous epithelium|
Ref. Dhingra 5th/ed p 302, 6th/ed p 285; Scott-Brown's 7th/ed Vol 2 p 2137; Mohan Bansal p 65
Whole of larynx is lined by ciliated columnar epithelium except the vocal cords and upper part of vestibule which is lined by strati¬fied squamous epithelium.
Mucous glands are distributed all over the larynx except the vocal cords, which is lubricated by mucus from glands within the sac¬cule. The squamous epithelium of vocal fold is, therefore prone to desiccation if these glands cease to function as in radiotherapy.