Swallowing evaluation with videofluoroscopy in the paediatric population

Sergio Salerno, Federica Vernuccio, Dario Picone, Chiara Tudisca, Ambra Di Piazza, Giuseppe Lo Re, Laura Scopelliti

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Abstract

Paediatric swallowing disorders can have several causes, from prematurity and congenital anomalies to gastro-oesophageal reflux andinfective or inflammatory pathologies of the upper digestive tract. In neonates, the swallowing process is reflexive and involuntary. Laterin infancy, the oral phase comes under voluntary control, while the pharyngeal phase and oesophageal phases remain involuntary. Swallowing difficulties can severely compromise pulmonary health and nutritional intake of paediatric patients. Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study(VFSS) is a radiographic procedure that provides a dynamic view of the swallowing process and is frequently considered to be definitiveevaluation for objective assessment of dysphagia in paediatric patients. This review focuses on the different possible aetiologies of paediatric swallowing disorders and related videofluoroscopic swallowing study procedures and appearances.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine9
RivistaActa Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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