Swallowing disorders in the elderly.

The classic symptoms of dysphagia, heartburn, and chest pain are the presenting manifestation of oropharyngeal and esophageal disorders in the elderly as well as the young. Several unique conditions, including Zenker's diverticulum and vascular compression of the esophagus, may occur in the elderly. Certain disorders, such as oropharyngeal dysphagia due to… (More)