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Pediatric Dysphagia

Challenges and Controversies

  • Julina Ongkasuwan
  • Eric H. Chiou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Dysphagia

  3. Special Topics and Controversies in Pediatric Dysphagia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Jeffrey Cheng, Eileen Raynor
      Pages 165-170
    3. Prasad John Thottam, Deepak K. Mehta
      Pages 171-177
    4. Ryan Belcher, Nikhila Raol
      Pages 191-206
    5. Joshua R. Bedwell
      Pages 207-213

About this book


This text provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of pediatric swallowing and presents a practical, evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and management of swallowing difficulties in children. It highlights particular clinical challenges and controversies in the management of pediatric dysphagia. Part one of the text begins with an overview of the anatomy and physiology of swallowing, with a focus on normal development as we currently understand it. It also discusses new information regarding reflexive interactions between the larynx and esophagus that potentially influence swallowing, and the advantages and limitations of currently available diagnostic modalities. It highlights current controversies regarding frame rate, radiation exposure, breastfeeding infants, and grading of studies, as well as current literature regarding medical and behavioral-based therapy options. Part two addresses specific diagnoses which can cause or be associated with dysphagia such as prematurity, velopharyngeal insufficiency, ankyloglossia, laryngeal clefts, laryngomalacia, vocal fold paralysis, and cricopharyngeal dysfunction; and explores the pathophysiology and treatment options for each. Anatomic, inflammatory, and neuromuscular esophageal causes of dysphagia are also evaluated as well as the impact of craniofacial anomalies, sialorrhea, and psychological factors on swallowing.

As the most up-to-date text in this field, Pediatric Dysphagia: Challenges and Controversies will be a valuable reference guide for both learners and practitioners caring for these children. Comprehensive coverage addresses the full spectrum of dysphagia to strengthen the care provider’s clinical evaluation and diagnostic decision-making skills. All chapters are written by experts in their fields and include the most up-to-date scientific and clinical information.  It also incorporates the perspectives of multiple types of clinicians that care for these patients including otolaryngologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and lactation consultants.


Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow Modified Barium Swallow Bronchoalveolar Lavage Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Breastfeeding and FEES Cricopharyngeus (CP) Dysfunction

Editors and affiliations

  • Julina Ongkasuwan
    • 1
  • Eric H. Chiou
    • 2
  1. 1.Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Pediatric Gastroenterology and NutritionBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

About the editors

Julina Ongkasuwan, MD, FAAP, FACS, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Dr. Ongkasuwan participates in the Aerodigestive clinic which is a multidisciplinary clinic including pulmonary,otolaryngology, and gastroenterology focusing on complicated patients with airway and swallowing disorders. She also is involved in the development of a multidisciplinary voice and swallowing clinic partnering otolaryngology and speech pathology.Neck Surgery, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

Eric H Chiou, MD, FAAP, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Dr. Eric H. Chiou attended medical school at Northwestern University and is a pediatric gastroenterology and pediatrics doctor with offices in Houston, Texas.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pediatric Dysphagia
  • Book Subtitle Challenges and Controversies
  • Editors Julina Ongkasuwan
    Eric H. Chiou
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-97024-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-07286-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-97025-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 316
  • Number of Illustrations 22 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Otorhinolaryngology
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