Silent aspiration prominent in children with dysphagia.

@article{Arvedson1994SilentAP,
  title={Silent aspiration prominent in children with dysphagia.},
  author={Joan C. Arvedson and Brian T. Rogers and Gail Buck and Pamela Smart and M E Msall},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={1994},
  volume={28 2-3},
  pages={
          173-81
        }
}
Children with neurologically-based dysphagia are at high risk for silent aspiration. Aspiration can lead to complications such as acute pneumonia and chronic lung disease. Thorough evaluation of the oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal phases of swallowing is crucial for patients with dysphagia. The videofluoroscopic modified barium swallow study (MBS) is the procedure of choice for children to delineate the pharyngeal and upper esophageal phases of the swallow that can only be inferred by bedside… CONTINUE READING
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