Pharyngeal dysfunction after total and subtotal oesophagectomy.

  title={Pharyngeal dysfunction after total and subtotal oesophagectomy.},
  author={Gustav Hambraeus and Olle Ekberg and Ross Fletcher},
  journal={Acta radiologica},
  volume={28 4},
Pharyngeal function was studied using a cineradiographic technique in 9 patients following removal of the oesophagus with anastomosis of a substitute in the neck. Pharyngeal dysfunction was present and aspiration occurred in 8 of them. This possible complication should be considered when oesophageal reconstruction with cervical anastomosis is planned. Pharyngeal function should be examined before free eating is allowed. 

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