Dysphagia After Laryngeal Surgery

  • Narayana Subramaniam
  • Anju V. Nikitha
  • Krishnakumar Thankappan


Normal laryngeal function is crucial for the pharyngeal stage of deglutition. It is a rapid, well-coordinated action, comprising the passage of food from the pharynx into the upper esophageal sphincter (UES) and protection of the airway from aspiration [1].

Supplementary material

Video 22.1

Pseudodiverticulum (pseudovallecula post laryngectomy) on a rigid scopy (MP4 40273 kb)

Video 22.2

Pseudodiverticulum (pseudovallecula post laryngectomy) on a flexible scopy (MP4 142250 kb)

Video 22.3

Scopy and FEES Case 1 (MP4 137452 kb)

Video 22.4

VFS Case 1 (MP4 35788 kb)

Video 22.5

Scopy Case 2 (MPG 9872 kb)

Video 22.6

VFS Case 2, early post-op (MP4 21,615 kb)

Video 22.7

Patient trying super supraglottic swallow, VFS showing aspiration that is reduced with the technique (MP4 66855 kb)

Video 22.8

Scopy Case 3 (MP4 60668 kb)

Video 22.9

VFS Case 3 (MP4 61514 kb)

Video 22.10

FEES Case 4 (MP4 101601 kb)

Video 22.11

VFS Case 4 (MP4 60597 kb)

Video 22.12

VFS showing gastrografin study, with no leak (MP4 38913 kb)

Video 22.13

VFS showing gastrografin study, with leak (MP4 33901 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Narayana Subramaniam
    • 1
  • Anju V. Nikitha
    • 1
  • Krishnakumar Thankappan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Head and Neck Surgery and OncologyAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamKochiIndia

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