Cricopharyngeal bar speech therapy


According to research, the average person swallows between 600 and 2,000 times a day. Swallowing is a complex process that involves numerous muscles and nerves. We rarely consider this process until swallowing becomes difficult, called dysphagia, or painful, called odynophagia. These symptoms may then lead to additional signs that swallowing is impaired, such as choking, gagging, drooling and ... Patients with a prominent cricopharyngeal bar visi- ble on radiography are generally considered to have spasm of the cricopharyngeus, which is the major muscle component of the upper esophageal sphinc- ter. This condition has been termed “cricopharyn- geal achalasia.” The aim of this study was to deter- Barium swallow revealed a cricopharyngeal bar . He was evaluated in the interdisciplinary swallowing disorders clinic by gastroenterology, otolaryngology, and speech pathology. He was evaluated in the interdisciplinary swallowing disorders clinic by gastroenterology, otolaryngology, and speech pathology. Narrowing of the throat and upper esophagus — called stenosis — most often results from radiation therapy to the head and neck. Stenosis may also occur following surgery for tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract (voice box or food passage of the throat). This narrowing may cause problems swallowing solids and/or liquids. A review of reported paediatric cricopharyngeal achalasia patients, with emphasis on management options, was undertaken. Results A flexible laryngoscopic examination confirmed the laryngomalacia diagnosis, and videofluoroscopic evaluation of swallowing demonstrated cricopharyngeal achalasia via a cricopharyngeal bar. May 15, 2018 · Cricopharyngeus muscle dysfunction (CPMD) is a common cause of dysphagia. We employ a progressive series of three double-balloon dilations separated by 4–6 weeks between procedures as a primary treatment option. The purpose of this study was to evaluate subjective, functional and objective improvement in swallowing after three serial dilations for CPMD. We retrospectively evaluated ...