What are bolus-clearing maneuvers for treatment of dysphagia?

Updated: Mar 20, 2020
  • Author: Nam-Jong Paik, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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The effortful swallow is designed to improve posterior tongue-base movement, in that way improving clearance of the bolus from the valleculae. Patients are instructed to swallow hard.


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