Classification of laryngeal disorders based on shape and vascular defects of vocal folds

Turkmen H. İ., Karslıgıl M. E., Koçak I.

COMPUTERS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, vol.62, pp.76-85, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2015.02.001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.76-85
  • Keywords: Laryngeal image analysis, Classification of vocal fold disorders, Histogram of Oriented Gradients, Vascular vectors, Vessel centerline extraction, Measurement of vocal fold shape defects, VESSEL SEGMENTATION, BLOOD-VESSELS, VIBRATIONS, ALGORITHM, LESIONS, CORD
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Vocal fold disorders such as laryngitis, vocal nodules, and vocal polyps may cause hoarseness, breathing and swallowing difficulties due to vocal fold malfunction. Despite the fact that state of the art medical imaging techniques help physicians to obtain more detailed information, difficulty in differentiating minor anomalies of vocal folds encourages physicians to research new strategies and technologies to aid the diagnostic process. Recent studies on vocal fold disorders note the potential role of the vascular structure of vocal folds in differential diagnosis of anomalies. However, standards of clinical usage of the blood vessels have not been well established yet due to the lack of objective and comprehensive evaluation of the vascular structure.