Swallowing – Physiology, Disorders, Diagnosis and Therapy

  • Gauri Mankekar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Kashmira Chavan
    Pages 1-19
  3. Gauri Mankekar, Kashmira Chavan
    Pages 21-38
  4. Gauri Mankekar
    Pages 39-48
  5. Rita Patel
    Pages 49-60
  6. Rajesh Sainani, Deepak Gupta
    Pages 61-91
  7. Devaki V. Dewan
    Pages 93-125
  8. Charu Sankhla, Kirti Bharambe
    Pages 127-140
  9. Simran Singh
    Pages 141-160
  10. Justine Joan Sheppard, Georgia A. Malandraki
    Pages 161-188
  11. Dália Nogueira
    Pages 189-218

About this book


Swallowing difficulty or dysphagia is a common disorder and affects all age groups from the newborn to the elderly. Several medical conditions like lack of dentition, gastroesophageal reflux disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, cardiomegaly and strokes can cause dysphagia. It can also follow head -neck surgeries. It is important to diagnose and treat dysphagia, otherwise it can lead to malnutrition and dehydration. Improved understanding of the physiology of swallowing, advances in endoscopic and radiological techniques along with an increasing elderly population has resulted in development of a separate swallowing disorders discipline. This book would be an aid for clinicians, educators and trainees from the fields of speech language pathology, pediatrics, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, oncology, neurology, geriatrics and rehabilitation, all of who form a part of the multidisciplinary swallowing team.


Acquired swallowing disorders Congenital swallowing disorders Ototronix maxmum system Phases of swallowing Swallowing physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Gauri Mankekar
    • 1
  1. 1.ENTPD Hinduja HospitalMumbaiIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer India 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-2418-1
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-2419-8
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