Gut feelings about recovery after stroke: the organization and reorganization of human swallowing motor cortex.

@article{Hamdy1998GutFA,
  title={Gut feelings about recovery after stroke: the organization and reorganization of human swallowing motor cortex.},
  author={Shaheen Hamdy and John C. Rothwell},
  journal={Trends in neurosciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={21 7},
  pages={278-82}
}
Swallowing problems can affect as many as one in three patients in the period immediately after a stroke. In some cases this can lead to serious morbidity, in particular malnutrition and pulmonary aspiration. Despite this, swallowing usually recovers completely in the vast majority of patients within weeks. This impressive propensity for recovery is likely to relate to how the area of the motor cortex concerned with swallowing is organized and then reorganized after cerebral injury. Recent… CONTINUE READING