Dysphagia covers a span of symptoms, from a vague or subtle sensation of abnormal swallow in an ambulatory alert patient, to a severely handicapped bedridden patient who does not seem to be able to swallow at all. Therefore the radiologic examination has to be customtailored for the specific patient in question. It is important that the radiologist evaluates the clinical history and the results of other laboratory tests in order to perform the examination properly. There must always be a clear clinical question that the radiologic examination is supposed to answer. In fact, the radiologic evaluation of the ambulatory alert patient may be technically cumbersome and difficult to evaluate, while the bedridden, handicapped patient often is easy to examine as the number of relevant clinical questions are few.
KeywordsAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Motor Neuron Disease Myotonic Dystrophy Brain Stem Tumor Pseudobulbar Palsy
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