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Clinical Autonomic Research

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 125–126 | Cite as

Neurogenic dysphagia with undigested macaroni and megaesophagus in familial dysautonomia

  • Jose-Alberto Palma
  • Christy Spalink
  • Erin P. Barnes
  • Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann
  • Horacio Kaufmann
Letter to the Editor

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interests

Dr. Palma serves as Managing Editor of Clinical Autonomic Research; receives research support from the National Institutes of Health (U54NS065736), the Food and Drug Administration, the Dysautonomia Foundation, the MSA Coalition, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Dr. Norcliffe-Kaufmann receives research support from the National Institutes of Health (U54NS065736), the Food and Drug Administration, the Dysautonomia Foundation, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Dr. Kaufmann serves as Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Autonomic Research; receives research support from the National Institutes of Health (U54NS065736), the Food and Drug Administration, the Dysautonomia Foundation, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Funding

Dysautonomia Foundation and National Institutes of Health (U54-NS065736-01).

Supplementary material

Supplementary Video 1 Modified barium swallow performed 6-months prior to the respiratory arrest. A significant amount of barium is aspirated into the airway. Airway reflexes and orofacial sensation, mediated by the glossopharyngeal and trigeminal nerves respectively, are lacking in FD, causing aspiration and chronic lung disease. (MOV 14875 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurology, Dysautonomia CenterNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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