Dysphagia is prevalent and costly. Common etiologies include advancing age, stroke, head and neck cancer, acid reflux, and progressive neurologic disease. Esophageal phase dysphagia is responsible for a majority of outpatient swallowing referrals. Unsedated transnasal esophagoscopy has emerged as the modality of choice for a comprehensive evaluation of esophageal phase swallowing dysfunction. This manuscript will review the contemporary indications, technique, and expected findings on unsedated transnasal esophagoscopy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery|
|State||Published - Jun 2012|
- Transnasal esophagoscopy
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