Evaluation of swallowing function in patients who have undergone removal of a foreign body lodged in the laryngopharynx

Takafumi Yamano, Masaru Miyazaki, Toshifumi Sakata, Takashi Nakagawa

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Abstract

Herein, we report the results of evaluation of the swallowing functions by video fluorography in three patients who had undergone an extraction procedure to remove a foreign body lodged in the laryngopharynx. Prolongation of the "laryngeal elevation delay time (LEDT)" and dysfunction of pharyngeal clearance were commonly observed in all the cases. Dysphagia, which is a common cause of accidental lodging of a foreign bodies in the laryngopharynx, in addition to other underlying disease and a history of intake of medications for conditions such as schizophrenia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-293
Number of pages5
JournalPractica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica
Volume108
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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