Cricopharyngeal dysfunction in Parkinson's disease: Role in dysphagia and response to myotomy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Deglutition Disorders
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Pharyngeal Muscles

abstract

  • We report five patients with Parkinson's disease and dysphagia who were found, by radiological and manometric evaluation, to have evidence of cricopharyngeal dysfunction, which included the presence of a Zenker's diverticulum in two. Cricopharyngeal myotomy was performed in four patients with excellent and sustained improvement in swallowing. We conclude that cricopharyngeal function should be carefully evaluated in patients with Parkinson's disease and dysphagia and that surgical treatment should be considered in appropriate cases.

publication date

  • January 15, 1996

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/mds.870110110

PubMed ID

  • 8771067

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 53

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 11

number

  • 1