Dysphagia pp 425-443 | Cite as

Surgical Aspects of Pharyngeal Dysfunction, Dysphagia, and Aspiration

  • Hans F. Mahieu
  • Martijn P. Kos
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Surgical treatment of oropharyngeal dysphagia and aspiration resulting from different disorders is a difficult issue. Sometimes the aim of the surgery is complete correction of the disorder (e.g., extraluminal obstruction), but more often no more than a reduction of the symptoms can be achieved (e.g., laryngeal suspension). The most frequent disorders eligible for surgical treatment are described and some others are described as examples of possible surgical approaches. The surgical techniques described are aimed at preservation or restoration of the function of the larynx and pharynx.


Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis Oropharyngeal Dysphagia Laryngeal Elevation Cricopharyngeal Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ENT DepartmentMeander Medical CenterAmersfoortThe Netherlands
  2. 2.ENT DepartmentWaterland HospitalPurmerendThe Netherlands

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