What are the surgical causes of dysphagia?

Updated: Mar 20, 2020
  • Author: Nam-Jong Paik, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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Surgeries that can lead to dysphagia include the following:

  • Laryngectomy

  • Pharyngectomy, esophagectomy reconstructed by gastric pull-up

  • Head and neck surgery (oral cavity cancer) [23]

  • Surgery involving the pharyngeal plexus during cervical fusion or carotid endarterectomy


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