Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing.

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Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing.

Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2008 Nov;19(4):787-801, viii-ix

Authors: Leder SB, Murray JT

Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing is a technique that allows for the assessment of pharyngeal dysphagia and the implementation of rehabilitation interventions with the goal of promoting safe and efficient swallowing. An overview of the equipment needed for the laryngoscopic evaluation, how to conduct the examination, what can be visualized endoscopically, diagnostic parameters, the implementation of therapeutic strategies, and suggestions for future research are discussed herein.

PMID: 18940641 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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