Dysphagia, Animation.

Dysphagia, Animation.

Dysphagia refers to a group of conditions characterized by difficulty swallowing. There are two main classes of problems that can lead to swallowing disorders: Neuromuscular problems: – Muscular disorders that affect skeletal muscles, such as muscular dystrophy, or myasthenia gravis… – Diseases of the nervous …

Trans-Nasal Endoscopy

Trans-Nasal Endoscopy

Trans Nasal Endoscopy by Dr. Christopher Chang. Produced by Fauquier Ear Nose and Throat Consultants in Warrenton Virginia We have a typical patient getting ready to undergo transnasal endoscopy. The endoscope is threaded through the nasal cavity to the posterior aspect of the nasopharynx. In …

Swallowing Reflex, Phases and Overview of Neural Control, Animation.

Swallowing Reflex, Phases and Overview of Neural Control, Animation.

Swallowing, or deglutition, is the process by which food passes from the mouth, through the pharynx and into the esophagus. As simple as it might seem to healthy people, swallowing is actually a very complex action that requires an extremely precise coordination with breathing since …