Claire Kane Miller

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW Feeding and swallowing problems in the pediatric population, commonly referred to as pediatric dysphagia, are often complex. Multiple disciplines are frequently involved in both the evaluation and the management of symptoms exhibited by an increasing number of infants and children. The efficacy of commonly employed diagnostic and treatment(More)
Feeding refusal is often described in conjunction with the diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) in pediatric patients; however, there are little data regarding the specific clinical manifestations and effective management of this condition in very young children. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presentation of EE in infants and toddlers(More)
Laryngopharyngeal sensory testing can predict aspiration risk in adult patients. Its feasibility and potential role in the evaluation of pediatric swallowing is undetermined. The goals of this study were to determine the feasibility of performing laryngopharyngeal sensory testing in awake pediatric patients and to assess whether the sensory testing results(More)
Pediatric dysphagia is the presenting feature of many underlying diagnoses. Between July 1993 and July 1999, 643 fiberoptic endoscopic evaluations of swallowing (FEES) were performed on 568 patients. The median age of the population was 2.5 years (range, 3 days to 21 years). The principal medical and surgical diagnoses of the patients at the time of(More)
A 47-year-old man presented to the otolaryngologist with a 7-year history of a mass of the cheek. Fine-needle aspiration revealed foci of spindled cells admixed with abundant fat and myxoid material. A diagnosis of spindle cell lipoma was rendered on the resected specimen. The cytologic findings of spindle cell lipoma of the parotid gland as seen by(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To evaluate and describe the swallowing function in children after laryngeal cleft repair. STUDY DESIGN Ten-year (2002-2012) retrospective chart review. SETTING Academic tertiary care pediatric otolaryngology practice. METHODS Records of 60 children who had surgical repair of laryngeal cleft (ages 2 weeks-14 years) and(More)
Problems with oral feeding occur in varying degrees in infants born with cleft lip/palate and/or craniofacial syndromes. The extent of clefting is associated with the severity of feeding problems, and if cleft lip/palate occurs in conjunction with a craniofacial syndrome, additional structural, airway, and neuromotor issues may be present. The infant's(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW There is increased recognition in the range of feeding and swallowing problems that occur in conjunction with congenital and acquired pediatric conditions. Differential diagnosis and management of these problems is often not straightforward and requires consideration and collaboration between multiple disciplines that are involved in the(More)
A case report of a 10 year old male illustrates the effect of damage to the tongue base, hypopharynx, cricopharyngeus, and esophagus on the sensory and motor components of the swallowing mechanism. The characteristics of the dysphagia were manifested clinically, radiographically, and endoscopically. A myectomy was required to restore functional swallowing(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients who undergo open airway reconstruction procedures are likely to experience some degree of post-operative dysphagia. This retrospective review describes the duration of post-operative dysphagia and the use of compensatory strategies in a group of 30 pediatric patients. METHODS A retrospective chart review of pediatric patients referred(More)