The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 14, Issue 11, pp 805–810 | Cite as

Changes in the pharyngeal and esophageal musculature in oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy

Report of 2 cases
  • Stanley Weitzner
Case Reports


Two patients with oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy, in whom the pharynx and esophagus were examined at necropsy, are presented. It is postulated that the dysphagia in both resulted from the histologic changes of muscular dystrophy which affected the striated musculature of the pharynx and upper esophagus.


Public Health Muscular Dystrophy Histologic Change Esophageal Musculature Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy 
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© Hoeber Medical Division • Harper & Row, Publishers, Incorporated 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley Weitzner
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Department of PathologyVeterans Administration Hospital, and from the University of New Mexico School of MedicineAlbuquerque

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