Explore the latest in swallowing and dysphagia, including evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders after cancer treatment.
A 72-year-old man had mild proximal weakness that developed into progressive camptocormia, head drop, numbness, and significant muscle wasting. What is your diagnosis?
A 6-month-old girl presented to the emergency department for evaluation of fever and was noted to have mild inspiratory stridor, which began acutely at 4 months of age without any inciting illness or event. What is your diagnosis?
This cohort study examines the longitudinal association of oral intake and swallowing exercise during radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer using validated clinician-graded and patient-reported outcomes.
A 29-year-old woman presented with postnasal drip, pharyngitis, odynophagia, cervicalgia, cervical lymphadenopathy, and right-sided otalgia that had persisted for more than a week; what is your diagnosis?
This cross-sectional study compares objective measures with patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures of mouth function and salivary flow after head and neck cancer radiation therapy.
This case report describes a woman in her 70s with a medical history of sarcoidosis, atrial fibrillation, asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Schatzki’s ring status after multiple dilations, pulmonary hypertension, and hypothyroidism who presented with a more than 10-year history of dysphagia and was found to have sarcoid involvement of the upper esophageal sphincter.
This case report describes a man in his 40s who presented with a 5-month history of worsening dysphonia and dysphagia and was subsequently diagnosed with extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma.
This randomized clinical trial examines a primary radiotherapy approach vs a primary transoral surgical approach in treatment deescalation for HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
This cohort study investigates the use, safety, and costs associated with the use of per-oral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia in the US.
An 18-year-old male presented to the primary care physician with a 4-month history of a slowly progressive painless lateral neck mass and no history of dysphagia, dysphonia, drainage, previous neck surgery, trauma, or recent fever. What is your diagnosis?
This cohort study examines population-wide incidence of Zenker diverticulum in Finland over a 20-year period and management strategies across specialties and treatment settings.
This cohort study examines the association between intratracheal manometric pressure, speech function, and proximal esophageal abnormalities in patients with tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis.
A 19-year-old man presented with 4 years of facial numbness, 3 years of progressive dysarthria and dysphagia, 18 months of arm weakness and hand atrophy, and 6 months of leg weakness. On examination, dysarthria, bilateral peripheral facial paralysis, reduced facial touch and vibration sensitivity in the mandible, temporal muscle atrophy, and poor soft palate motility were observed. What is your diagnosis?
This case report describes a woman in her 40s who presented with a rapidly enlarging neck mass and was subsequently diagnosed with a chyle leak.
A 42-year-old woman presented with a 3-month history of a clicking sensation and painful swallowing, mainly on the right side, with a sudden onset. What is your diagnosis?
This case series identifies and characterizes the clinicopathologic features of patients with oculopharyngodistal myopathy with CGG repeat expansion in LRP12.
A 71-year-old man presented to the emergency department with dyspnea, dysphonia, dysphagia, and neck swelling. What is your diagnosis?
This systematic review and network meta-analysis compares the 3 most common surgical techniques—endoscopic laser-assisted diverticulotomy, endoscopic stapler-assisted diverticulotomy, and transcervical diverticulectomy with cricopharyngeal myotomy—in adults with Zenker diverticulum.
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