Below the vocal cords in this larynx are large ulcerations. Such subglottic ulcers are produced with prolonged endotracheal intubation in which the cuff of the endotracheal tube fits too tight. Thus, ulcerations can be produce by mechanical forces. In fact, so-called "pressure ulcers" or "decubitus ulcers" can form on skin over bony prominences in persons who are bedridden for an extended time.