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Indian Journal of Otolaryngology

, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 71–73 | Cite as

Cricopharyngeal dysfunction—An often missed cause of dysphagia

  • K. Madhusudana Rao
  • Ashok M. P. 
  • P. Shatapathy
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Abstract

Two cases of dysphagia, due to cricopharyngeal dysfunction are presented. Dysphagia, cough on swallowing, salivation and need for repeated acts of swallowing to force the food down, are the typical symptoms. Both patients improved following a cricopharyngeal myotomy. The clinical and radiological features and the steps of the operation are described in detail.

Keywords

Achalasia Filling Defect Central Nervous System Disease Kasturba Medical College Iatrogenic Perforation 
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© Association of Otolaryngologists of India 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Madhusudana Rao
    • 1
  • Ashok M. P. 
    • 1
  • P. Shatapathy
    • 1
  1. 1.Kasturba Medical CollegeManipal

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