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Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Adult Neurogenic Dysphagia -- Disorders and Conditions that Disrupt Swallowing

Dysphagia is a disorder characterized by difficulty swallowing. Swallowing involves more than transporting material from the mouth to the stomach for digestion. It also involves protection of the airway, rejection of harmful ingested substances, and the preparation of foods for digestion. When swallowing is disrupted, the consequences can be devastating. This article provides an overview of causes, medical assessment, complications, and management of neurogenic dysphagia.

Topics: Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest, Esophageal Disorders, Fact Sheet, Research, Swallowing

About the Author

  • Shaheen Hamdy, MB, ChB, PhD

    Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hope Hospital, Salford, M6 8HD, and the University of Manchester, UK

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