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Dysphagia

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 120–122 | Cite as

Aspiration from delayed radiation fibrosis of the neck

  • David W. Eisele
  • Deborah G. Koch
  • Antoine E. Tarazi
  • Bronwyn Jones
Case Report

Abstract

An unusual case of delayed severe fibrosis of the soft tissues of the neck following radiation therapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx resulting in dysphagia and recurrent aspiration is reported. The patient's case history, radiographic findings, and speech-language pathologic evaluation are presented.

Key words

Aspiration Radiation fibrosis Squamous cell carcinoma Cinepharyngoesophagogram Deglutition Deglutition disorders 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • David W. Eisele
    • 1
    • 3
  • Deborah G. Koch
    • 1
    • 3
  • Antoine E. Tarazi
    • 1
  • Bronwyn Jones
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryThe Johns Hopkins Hospital BaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological ScienceThe Johns Hopkins Hospital BaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.The Johns Hopkins Swallowing CenterThe Johns Hopkins Hospital BaltimoreUSA

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