Structural causes of high dysphagia

Newman, Roger D. (2012) Structural causes of high dysphagia. In: Newman, Roger D., and Nightingale, Julie M., (eds.) Videofluoroscopy: a multidisciplinary team approach. Plural, San Diego, CA, USA, pp. 263-279.

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[Extract] Structural causes of high dysphagia, although not normally life-threatening, may prove disabling to the individual and have varying levels of impact upon the swallowing function, both structural and neurological. Videofluoroscopic examinations of swallowing are a key component in highlighting the exact nature of the pathology, plus any secondary deficit. There are a number of causes of pharyngoesophageal dysphagia, and as a result not all can be described in detail in one chapter. The nature and incidence of four different disorders are presented, explaining the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and the role of videofluoroscopy in the assessment and management of this client group. The disorders to be described in detail are cervical osteophytes, Zenker's diverticulum, cricopharyngeal prominence, and the interesting but rare incidence of a postcricoid web.

Item ID: 34810
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-59756-439-7
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2014 03:09
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl Physiotherapy) @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110320 Radiology and Organ Imaging @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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