The effect of bolus consistency on dysphagia in unilateral vocal cord paralysis.

@article{Bhattacharyya2003TheEO,
  title={The effect of bolus consistency on dysphagia in unilateral vocal cord paralysis.},
  author={N Ghia Bhattacharyya and Tamar Kotz and J G Shapiro},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={129 6},
  pages={632-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the risk of aspiration for liquid versus paste bolus consistencies in patients with unilateral vocal cord paralysis (UVCP). METHODS The swallowing function of adult patients with UVCP was prospectively studied videofluorographically to examine the incidence of laryngeal penetration and aspiration for both liquid and paste boluses. The degree of penetration or aspiration was quantified using the penetration-aspiration scale (PAS). The presence and location of pharyngeal… CONTINUE READING

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