Surgery for Swallowing Disorders

Zao M. Yang, Gregory N. Postma

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Dysphagia describes difficulty with swallowing and is a symptom of many disorders and diseases of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, and esophagus. Dysphagia has a profound effect on quality of life, and otolaryngologists play a valuable role in a multispecialty, team-based approach to dysphagia management. This chapter provides a fundamental knowledge base for the evaluation and surgical treatment of dysphagia, highlighting aspiration, cricopharyngeus muscle dysfunction, gastroesophageal reflux disease, obstructive esophageal pathology, cervical diverticula, and motility disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTextbook of Surgery of Larynx and Trachea
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783031096211
ISBN (Print)9783031096204
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Deglutition disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal dysphagia
  • Oropharyngeal dysphagia
  • Swallowing disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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