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Title: Persistent post-stroke dysphagia treated with cricopharyngeal myotomy
Authors: Nair, SS
Surendaran, AJ
Menon, JR
Sreedharan, SE
Sylaja, PN
Keywords: Neurosciences & Neurology
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: 19 ,2;249-251
Abstract: Post-stroke dysphagia is a common problem after stroke. About 8-13% patients have persistent dysphagia and are unable to return to pre-stroke diet even after 6 months of stroke. Use of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) may be required in these patients, which may be psychologically unacceptable and impair the quality of life. In those with cricopharyngeal dysfunction leading on to refractory post-stroke dysphagia, cricopharyngeal myotomy and injection of botulinum toxin are the treatment options. We present a case of vertebrobasilar stroke who had persistent dysphagia due to cricopharyngeal dysfunction with good recovery of swallowing function following cricopharyngeal myotomy 1.5 years after the stroke.
URI: 10.4103/0972-2327.160055
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