F Metastasio

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The videotape recording of the cinefluorographic images obtained with barium swallowing, proved to be very useful in studying pharyngo-esophageal motility. On the contrary, the method failed to be exhaustive in the study of the oral phase of swallowing. In 1983 Shawker et al. were the first authors to suggest the use of US to record tongue motility and the(More)
Oropharyngeal swallowing is too fast and complex a motion for the human eye to seize its various phases and subsequently evaluate morphology and function of the anatomical structures involved. A chronological subdivision of the swallowing act is needed for a step-by-step analysis. Dynamic evaluation of oropharyngeal swallowing by means of fluoroscopic and(More)
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