Swallowing dysfunction as a factor that should be remembered in recurrent pneumonia: videofluoroscopic swallow study

KAYMAZ N., Ozcelik U., DEMİR N., Cinel G., Yalcin E., Ersoz D., ...More

MINERVA PEDIATRICA, vol.69, no.5, pp.396-402, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.23736/s0026-4946.16.04245-6
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.396-402
  • Keywords: Deglutition disorders, Fluoroscopy, Pneumonia, MODIFIED BARIUM SWALLOW, RISK-FACTORS, DYSPHAGIA, CHILDREN, MANAGEMENT
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: The swallow function is one of the strong defense mechanism against aspiration. Aspiration and pneumonia are unavoidable in patients with defective mechanism of swallowing. The aim of this study was to evaluate patients with recurrent pneumonia in terms of videofluoroscopic examination results.