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Cricopharyngeal myotomy in the treatment of dysphagia

Lindgren, Sven and Ekberg, Olle LU (1990) In Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences 15(3). p.221-227
Abstract
Cricopharyngeal myotomy was performed on 60 patients suffering from cervical oesophageal dysphagia. Of 37 that had a Zenker diverticulum the diverticulum was excised in 24. All patients were free of symptoms on post-operative follow-up at 2-10 years. In 10 patients with a cervical oesophageal web or postcricoid stenosis, the ability to eat normal food was restored. In 7 of 9 patients with neuromuscular diseases affecting swallowing and 2 of 4 patients with cricopharyngeal achalasia, food intake improved after myotomy. Apart from 4 transient palsies of the left recurrent nerve and 2 patients with aspiration pneumonia, no serious complications occurred. Cricopharyngeal myotomy can be a safe and effective method to improve the swallowing and... (More)
Cricopharyngeal myotomy was performed on 60 patients suffering from cervical oesophageal dysphagia. Of 37 that had a Zenker diverticulum the diverticulum was excised in 24. All patients were free of symptoms on post-operative follow-up at 2-10 years. In 10 patients with a cervical oesophageal web or postcricoid stenosis, the ability to eat normal food was restored. In 7 of 9 patients with neuromuscular diseases affecting swallowing and 2 of 4 patients with cricopharyngeal achalasia, food intake improved after myotomy. Apart from 4 transient palsies of the left recurrent nerve and 2 patients with aspiration pneumonia, no serious complications occurred. Cricopharyngeal myotomy can be a safe and effective method to improve the swallowing and quality of life of patients suffering from cervical oesophageal dysphagia of varied aetiology. (Less)
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cervical oesophageal web, cricopharyngeal achalasia, cricopharyngeal myotomy, dysphagia, Zenker diverticulum
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Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences
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15
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3
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221 - 227
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John Wiley & Sons
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  • pmid:2118433
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0307-7772
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10.1111/j.1365-2273.1990.tb00779.x
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English
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  author       = {Lindgren, Sven and Ekberg, Olle},
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  keyword      = {cervical oesophageal web,cricopharyngeal achalasia,cricopharyngeal myotomy,dysphagia,Zenker diverticulum},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {221--227},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences},
  title        = {Cricopharyngeal myotomy in the treatment of dysphagia},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2273.1990.tb00779.x},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {1990},
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