The modified barium swallow and the functional endoscopic evaluation of swallowing.

@article{Brady2013TheMB,
  title={The modified barium swallow and the functional endoscopic evaluation of swallowing.},
  author={Susan L. Brady and Joseph J Donzelli},
  journal={Otolaryngologic clinics of North America},
  year={2013},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={1009-22}
}
This article reviews the current standard of care for the instrumental evaluation of swallow function using the modified barium swallow (MBS) and the functional endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). Both the MBS and FEES are valuable procedures for evaluating dysphagia and show good agreement with diagnostic findings as related to tracheal aspiration, laryngeal penetration, pharyngeal residue, diet level, and compensatory swallow safety strategies. The use of the MBS and FEES has… CONTINUE READING
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