Cricopharyngeal myotomy: Management of cervical dysphagia

E. R. Ross, R. Green, M. O. Auslander, H. F. Biller

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Cricopharyngeal myotomy has gained widespread acceptance as surgical treatment for various forms of cervical dysphagia. The case records of 33 patients who underwent cricopharyngeal myotomy for dysphagia originating from varying underlying diseases are reviewed. The majority of these patients were able to resume oral feeding following myotomy. Analysis of preoperative pharyngoesophageal manometry and contrast radiography identified diagnostic criteria for appropriate case selection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-441
Number of pages8
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1982


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