Surgical management of swallowing disorders

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 1988 Nov;21(4):711-20.


Many patients with severe swallowing disorders will require surgical intervention at some point in the course of their illness. Surgery should be designed to address specific dysfunctions identified by a thorough evaluation. Defining a patient's problem is usually a multidisciplinary effort, requiring the skills of several specialists.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Deglutition Disorders / physiopathology
  • Deglutition Disorders / surgery*
  • Esophagus / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Hypopharynx / physiopathology
  • Hypopharynx / surgery*
  • Oropharynx / physiopathology