Dysphagia occurring after polio

David Buchholz, Bronwyn Jones

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Although they are delayed, progressive symptoms occurring after polio have recently received considerable attention, dysphagia in patients who have had polio has not been well-studied. The findings of historical, neurologic, and cineradiographic examinations in 13 patients with dysphagia who had had polio are presented. Historical evidence indicates that progressive dysphagia is among the worsening problems encountered by some patients several decades after their acute polio illness. Thorough evaluation of dysphagia symptoms in patients who have had polio is indicated to determine optimal feeding management and to search for treatable contributing factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-169
Number of pages5
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 1991


  • Deglutition
  • Deglutition disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Polio
  • Postpolio syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Speech and Hearing


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