Laryngeal adductor reflex and pharyngeal squeeze as predictors of laryngeal penetration and aspiration.

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OBJECTIVES The contribution of laryngopharyngeal (LP) sensory deficits to the outcome of swallowing and the relationship between sensory and motor deficits in the laryngopharynx is unclear. The study purpose is to determine if patients with LP sensory and motor deficits are at increased risk for laryngeal penetration and aspiration during swallowing, and to… (More)

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