Treatment of cricopharyngeal dysfunction: a comparative pilot study.

Beatriz Arenaz Bua, Rolf Olsson, Ulla Westin, Roland Rydell, Olle Ekberg

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Abstract

Cricopharyngeal dysfunction is a narrowing at the level of the upper oesophageal sphincter caused by failed or incomplete sphincter opening as a result of lack of pharyngoesophageal coordination or reduction in the muscular compliance of the upper oesophageal sphincter. Oropharyngeal dysphagia is a typical symptom. Videomanometry allows direct comparison of pressure readings with dynamic anatomy during swallowing.
Original languageEnglish
Article number301
JournalBMC Research Notes
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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