Surgical management of aspiration

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 1988 Nov;21(4):743-50.


Chronic recurrent aspiration can occur in patients suffering from a diverse group of pathologic processes. Many innovative surgical procedures are available to compensate for severe functional deficits. Some of these procedures can be reversed if the patient recovers from his or her underlying disability. An open-minded, eclectic approach is the best way of preventing the disastrous sequelae of chronic aspiration.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / complications
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / surgery
  • Glottis / surgery
  • Humans
  • Laryngeal Diseases / complications
  • Laryngeal Diseases / surgery*
  • Laryngectomy
  • Pneumonia, Aspiration / etiology
  • Pneumonia, Aspiration / surgery*