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Cricopharyngeal Myotomy Revisited

PSN Murthy, Sudhakara M Rao, T Satishchandra

Citation Information : Murthy P, Rao SM, Satishchandra T. Cricopharyngeal Myotomy Revisited. Int J Phonosurg Laryngol 2011; 1 (2):76-79.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10023-1019

Published Online: 01-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Dysphagia due to neuromuscular in coordination is major disability for the patient. Not able to swallow food or liquids inspite of healthy appetite makes the patient most irritable and can lead to psychological problems. Added to the swallowing problem patient also encounters symptoms and signs of laryngeal penetration or aspiration. For these patients, surgical option of cricopharyngeal myotomy offers a very good relief. We describe two cases where CP myotomy could facilitate a good swallow and prevent laryngeal stimulation or penetration and made a significant improvement in the quality of life of the patients.

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