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June 1985

Dysphagia: Diagnosis and Management

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Columbus, Ohio

Arch Otolaryngol. 1985;111(6):419-420. doi:10.1001/archotol.1985.00800080105028

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This book comprehensively discusses the topic of dysphagia. It is written by professionals from multiple disciplines: otolaryngology—head and neck surgery, nutrition, occupational therapy, neurology, and speech pathology. The book is well organized. It begins with a description of normal anatomy and the physiology of swallowing. This is followed by a discussion of the etiologies of multiple swallowing disorders, including neurologic, myogenic, and mechanical. There is one chapter that is particularly well written, discussing the evaluation of patients with swallowing disorders. The subsequent three chapters then contain information about the treatment of the variety of swallowing disorders. The book finishes with a chapter about the establishment of a swallowing program and a description and rationale of the multiple disciplines that need to be involved.

This book is a well-done and coordinated multidisciplinary approach toward the evaluation and treatment of patients with swallowing disorders. Its content is of suitable detail to make

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