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Difficulty in swallowing, or inability to swallow, of organic or psychic causation.



difficulty in the act of swallowing.

The causes of dysphagia are inflammations of the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, larynx, and mediastinum; foreign bodies; cicatricial stenoses and tumors; and certain nervous conditions. Swallowing is difficult or impossible and painful. Food or liquid get into the nose, larynx, and trachea. Dysphagia is treated by eliminating the primary condition.

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* Severe oropharyngeal dysphagia: impaired oropharyngeal transit, signals of penetration/aspiration, and absence of protection mechanisms.
Impedance Analysis Using High-resolution Impedance Manometry Facilitates Assessment of Pharyngeal Residue in Patients with Oropharyngeal Dysphagia. J Neurogastroenterol Motil 2014; 20: 362-70.
These findings correspond to discrete/moderate and moderate oropharyngeal dysphagia, respectively.
Clinimetrics of measures of oropharyngeal dysphagia for preschool children with cerebral palsy and neurodevelopmental disabilities: a systematic review.
[20] conducted, so far, the largest study on compensatory approaches for oropharyngeal dysphagia in PD.
[3,4] Knowledge of risks associated with different types of dysphagia, such as oropharyngeal dysphagia (OPD) and oesophageal dysphagia (OD), may not only guide speech-language therapists and doctors, but will be valuable to personnel in a NICU by assisting early identification and referral.
et al, Oropharyngeal dysphagia in infants and children with infantile Pompe disease.
Oropharyngeal dysphagia in the general population varies between 2.3% and 16% (Chiocca et al, 2005; Cho et al, 2005; Eslick et al, 2008; Mansson et al, 1991; Watson et al, 2009; Ziolkowski et al, 2013).
Descriptors detail the types and textures of foods needed by individuals who have oropharyngeal dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) and who are at risk of choking or aspiration (food or liquid going into the airway) B Thin puree diet, C Thick puree diet, D Pre-mash diet, E Fork mashed diet.