Pharyngeal and Cricopharyngeal Disorders

André Duranceau, MD, Frédéric Nicodème, MD, PhD

Key Points

  • Regardless of the definition of oropharyngeal dysphagia, the investigation approach is systematic.
  • Classification of cricopharyngeal disorders directs their management.
  • Detailed technique of cricopharyngeal myotomy is essential. It is the only surgical option in these patients.
  • Results of surgical treatment are disease dependent.

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Last updated: October 13, 2020