Management of Esophageal Dysphagia: The Otolaryngologist's Perspective Updated It is well known that any patient who presents with cervical level dysphagia may in fact turn out to have a lesion at a lower level. Thus, every otolaryngologist assessing an obstructive type dysphagia will bear esophageal diseases in mind. The aim of this article is to review the latest ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2007
Management of Esophageal Dysphagia: The Otolaryngologist's Perspective Updated
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  • Janet A Wilson
    Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Article   |   December 01, 2007
Management of Esophageal Dysphagia: The Otolaryngologist's Perspective Updated
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2007, Vol. 16, 7-11. doi:10.1044/sasd16.4.7
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2007, Vol. 16, 7-11. doi:10.1044/sasd16.4.7
It is well known that any patient who presents with cervical level dysphagia may in fact turn out to have a lesion at a lower level. Thus, every otolaryngologist assessing an obstructive type dysphagia will bear esophageal diseases in mind. The aim of this article is to review the latest thinking on the more commonly encountered scenarios and the relevant evidence base.
Foreign bodies: Beyond the sword swallowers. Over 80% of esophageal foreign bodies are affected in the cervical esophagus and present, therefore, little difficulty to the otolaryngologist. The management of pediatric esophageal impactions will often be determined by local strategy worked out in conjunction with the pediatric thoracic department. What is the current thinking on non-instrumental therapy?
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