The pulmonary tissue damage associated with the aspiration of gelatinizers in rats.


Various gelatinizers, which facilitate oral ingestion, are employed in patients with dysphagia. The purpose of this study was to histologically clarify the influence of various gelatinizers on the lung, using rats. We administered 0.2 ml/kg of 0.1% xanthangam, a 0.25% commercially available xanthangam gelatinizer, 0.35% ι-carrageenan, 0.5% κ-carrageenan, 1… (More)

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