Multifactorial dysphagia - Looking for a second, treatable cause

David W. Buchholz, Bernard R. Marsh

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Abstract

Even when the cause of dysphagia seems obvious, it is important to conduct a thorough evaluation of the problem, including dynamic imaging of swallowing. In this case, a patient with a 35-year history of dysphagia following bulbar poliomyelitis was found by cinepharyngoesophagography to have an obstructing high esophageal web, as well as marked pharyngeal muscle dysfunction. Dilation of the web led to resolution of dysphagia, despite persistent pharyngeal weakness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-90
Number of pages3
JournalDysphagia
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1986

Keywords

  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal web
  • Poliomyelitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Speech and Hearing

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