Persistent post-stroke dysphagia treated with cricopharyngeal myotomy

@inproceedings{Nair2016PersistentPD,
  title={Persistent post-stroke dysphagia treated with cricopharyngeal myotomy},
  author={Sruthi S. Nair and Arathy Jalaja Surendaran and Jayakumar R. Menon and Sapna Erat Sreedharan and P N Sylaja},
  booktitle={Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology},
  year={2016}
}
Post-stroke dysphagia is a common problem after stroke. About 8-13% patients have persistent dysphagia and are unable to return to pre-stroke diet even after 6 months of stroke. Use of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) may be required in these patients, which may be psychologically unacceptable and impair the quality of life. In those with cricopharyngeal dysfunction leading on to refractory post-stroke dysphagia, cricopharyngeal myotomy and injection of botulinum toxin are the… CONTINUE READING