Dysphagia secondary to cricopharyngeal muscle dysfunction, Surgical Management.

  title={Dysphagia secondary to cricopharyngeal muscle dysfunction, Surgical Management.},
  author={Thomas C. Calcaterra and B M Kadell and Paul H. Ward},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology},
  volume={101 12},
Neuromuscular dysfunction of the cricopharyngeus muscle is becoming increasingly recognized as a cause of dysphagia, particularly in the growing geriatric population. The disorder may occur primarily, or as part of a generalized neurologic syndrome. This debilitating and potentially lethal type of dysphagia, formerly managed by nasogastric tube or gastrostomy feeding, is usually correctable by simple section of the cricopharyngeus muscle. We report a series of six successfully managed patients… CONTINUE READING

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