[Deglutition disorders: from videofluoroscopy to rehabilitation]

Rev Med Suisse Romande. 1995 Oct;115(10):803-9.
[Article in French]


Dysphagic patients present with swallowing difficulties that should be precisely localized and quantified in order to provide a specific rehabilitation. This paper describes a simple yet complete videofluoroscopy protocol with emphasis on each step of the swallowing process, in order to assess sequentially the physiopathology of the involved organs. A comparison is also established between the videofluoroscopy results and the specific rehabilitation to be cared by the swallowing pathologist.

MeSH terms

  • Deglutition
  • Deglutition Disorders / diagnostic imaging*
  • Deglutition Disorders / physiopathology
  • Deglutition Disorders / rehabilitation*
  • Fluoroscopy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Rehabilitation / methods
  • Video Recording