Radiographic evaluation of complex dysphagic patients: Comparison with videoendoscopic technique


Swallowing is a highly coordinated sequence of physiologic events. Many disease processes affect the patient’s ability to have a functional swallow. The traditional videofluoroscopic swallowing study is an effective and established method for evaluating these patients and is the current examination of choice. Videoendoscopic evaluation is a safe and affordable procedure that can be used in an outpatient or office setting. It can also be a complementary technique, allowing direct visualization of pharyngeal structures and aspiration. We discuss the use of both techniques.

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Spinelli, K.S., Easterling, C.S. & Shaker, R. Radiographic evaluation of complex dysphagic patients: Comparison with videoendoscopic technique. Curr Gastroenterol Rep 4, 187–192 (2002).

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  • Oropharyngeal Dysphagia
  • Pharyngeal Phase
  • Oral Phase
  • Pharyngeal Residue
  • Laryngeal Penetration