How is chronic aspiration treated in patients with dysphagia?

Updated: Mar 20, 2020
  • Author: Nam-Jong Paik, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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Medialization: This helps to restore glottic closure and subglottic pressure during the swallow

Laryngeal suspension: The larynx is in a relatively protected position under the tongue base

Laryngeal closure: This may be performed to close the glottis off, in this way protecting the airway at the expense of phonation

Laryngotracheal separation-diversion: This procedure may be done to separate the airway from the alimentary tract

See Treatment for more detail.


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