The geriatric pharynx and esophagus

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter


Dysphagia is common in the elderly. This is mainly due to neurodegenerative abnormalities in the central nervous system. The elderly may be able to compensate, to a certain degree, for deterioration of function but the reserve capacity is much less than in younger. Understanding of the normal ageing process as well as disease processes common in the elderly is important for diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia in the elderly.


External organisations
  • Skåne University Hospital
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Geriatrics
  • Otorhinolaryngology
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDysphagia
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 13
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMedical Radiology
ISSN (Print)0942-5373
ISSN (Electronic)2197-4187