Neurologic evaluation of dysphagia

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Abstract

Unexplained dysphagia is often caused by unrecognized neurologic disease. A previous article (Buchholz 1987) discussed the many neurologic diseases that may cause dysphagia. This article reviews a neurologist's approach to dysphagia of possible neurologic origin. As with most medical problems, a careful history provides more information about dysphagia than any other data-gathering technique. Therefore, history-taking is discussed first, followed by review of pertinent aspects of the general and neurologic examinations and ancillary testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-192
Number of pages6
JournalDysphagia
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987

Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Compensation
  • Decompensation
  • Oral phase
  • Pharyngeal phase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Speech and Hearing

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