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  MECHANICAL DISORDERSOF SWALLOWING KUNNAMPALLIL GEJOJOHN, MASLP KUNNAMPALLIL GEJO JOHN  Patients with mechanical swallowing disordersevidence difficulty secondary to the loss of sensory guidance of the structures necessaryto complete a normal swallow.. Most patients with mechanical dysphagiahave had oral, pharyngeal, or laryngealstructures removed or reconstructed duringsurgery for cancer. There are, however, other causes that must be considered in thedifferential diagnosis. The most common of  these are… KUNNAMPALLIL GEJO JOHN  ACUTE INFLAMMATIONS  Acute inflammatory processes thatproduce or exacerbate dysphagia arenonspecific reactions to injury of theoropharyngeal tissue secondary to fungal,bacterial, or viral agents, chemical irritants,or traumatic insults. KUNNAMPALLIL GEJO JOHN   Acute inflammations of the oropharyngealtissues alone may not create significant,extended dysphagia.. Early recognition and treatment of acuteinflammatory reactions can make thedifference between success and failure inattempts at oral feeding. KUNNAMPALLIL GEJO JOHN
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