An electrophysiological approach to the diagnosis of neurogenic dysphagia: implications for botulinum toxin treatment.

@article{Alfonsi2010AnEA,
  title={An electrophysiological approach to the diagnosis of neurogenic dysphagia: implications for botulinum toxin treatment.},
  author={Enrico Alfonsi and Ilaria Maria Merlo and Michela Ponzio and Cristina Montomoli and Cristina Tassorelli and Carlo Biancardi and Alessandro Lozza and Emilia Martignoni},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={54-60}
}
OBJECTIVES Botulinum toxin (BTX) injection into the cricopharyngeal (CP) muscle has been proposed for the treatment of neurogenic dysphagia due to CP hyperactivity. The aim was to determine whether an electrophysiological method exploring oropharyngeal swallowing could guide treatment and discriminate responders from non-responders, based on the association of CP dysfunction with other electrophysiological abnormalities of swallowing. METHODS Patients with different neurological disorders… CONTINUE READING