Cineradiographic Examination of Impairments of Swallowing

  • W. F. Brühlmann
Conference paper
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Liquid barium sulfate suspension is utilized for routine examinations. Semisolid or solid (tablets) preparations may be used for special purposes. Water soluble contrast media should be of low osmolarity to prevent acute osmotic lung edema in the case of aspiration.


Soft Palate Hyoid Bone Peristaltic Contraction Laryngeal Vestibule Incomplete Relaxation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. F. Brühlmann
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  1. 1.Institut für RöntgendiagnostikStadtspital TriemliZurichSwitzerland

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