Authors: Baijens LWJ, Speyer R, Roodenburg N, Manni JJ
Title: The effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation for dysphagia in opercular syndrome: A case study
Source: European Archives of Oto Rhino Laryngology 2008 265(7): 825-830
Year: 2008
Research Design: Single Case Design

A 76-year-old man with opercular syndrome characterized by complete bilateral loss of voluntary control of facial, lingual, pharyngeal and masticatory muscles is presented with focus on the severe dysphagia. Three years earlier the patient had experienced two strokes resulting in opercular syndrome with severe dysphagia. Despite initial logopedic dysphagia treatment, swallowing did not improve. A new treatment for dysphagia, consisting of neuromuscular electrical stimulation was applied on the patient. He returned to oral feeding. Clinical and treatment observations are reported. ©Springer

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