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Article
September 21, 1957

RESIDUAL DISABILITY OF PHARYNGEAL AREA RESULTING FROM POLIOMYELITISCLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS

JAMA. 1957;165(3):216-221. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980210012004
Abstract

The most commonly identified poliomyelitis paralysis in the area of the pharynx is that of the constrictor musculature. More and more patients have clinically significant residual disability in the pharyngeal area following this disease. The motor disabilities of the pharynx of these patients result from a marked variety of particular muscle weaknesses. Understanding the motor performance and disabilities in the pharynx depends upon recognition of the role of the tongue-hyoid-larynx column. The optimal time of initiation of efforts of motor rehabilitation is soon after the acute phase, as soon as cooperation of the patient can be achieved.

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