Dysphagia

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 187–192 | Cite as

Neurologic evaluation of dysphagia

  • David Buchholz
Article

Abstract

Unexplained dysphagia is often caused by unrecognized neurologic disease. A previous article (Buchholz 1987) discussed the many neurologic diseases that may cause dysphagia. This article reviews a neurologist's approach to dysphagia of possible neurologic origin. As with most medical problems, a careful history provides more information about dysphagia than any other data-gathering technique. Therefore, history-taking is discussed first, followed by review of pertinent aspects of the general and neurologic examinations and ancillary testing.

Key words

Oral phase Pharyngeal phase Adaptation Compensation Decompensation 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Buchholz, D. 1987. Neurologic causes of dysphagia.Dysphagia 1:152–156.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Buchholz, D.W., J.F. Bosma, and M.W. Donner. 1985. Adaptation, compensation, and decompensation of the pharyngeal swallow.Gastrointest. Rad. 10:235–239.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Buchholz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyThe Johns Hopkins Medical InstitutionsBaltimoreUSA

Personalised recommendations