HD Cricopharyngeal Dysfunction: Before and After Myotomy

Cricopharyngeal Dysfunction: Before and After Myotomy
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This video shows x-rays of barium passing through the throat, first with a narrowed area caused by a non-relaxing upper esophageal sphincter (cricopharyngeus muscle), and then after laser division (myotomy) of this muscle. Preoperatively, food and pills were getting stuck at the level of the mid-neck, and the person was eating mostly soft foods. After the myotomy, the patient could again swallow meat, pizza, pills, etc. without difficulty.For more multimedia resources on disorders of the larynx, throat, and upper airways: