The swallowing center: Concepts and procedures

William J. Ravich, Martin W. Donner, Haskins Kashima, David W. Buchholz, Bernard R. Marsh, Thomas R. Hendrix, Sandra S. Kramer, Bronwyn Jones, James F. Bosma, Arthur A. Siebens, Patti Linden

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This paper describes the purpose and organization of a dedicated center at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions for the evaluation of swallowing problems. The multidisciplinary approach outlined will permit a better understanding and more accurate diagnosis of the functional or organic lesions affecting the swallowing mechanisms. Illustrative cases are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-261
Number of pages7
JournalGastrointestinal Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985


  • Dysphagia, diagnosis
  • Esophagus, radiography
  • Pharynx, malfunction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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