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condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful

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Dysphagia due to benign oesophageal stricture is commonly the result of acute oesophagitis followed by chronic transmural oesophagitis and subsequent fibrosis.
Studies suggest that the prevalence of dysphagia is up to 60% in the NICU population (4), whereas the incidence is in the range of 25 to 45% in children developing normally and 30 to 80% in children with developmental disorders.
There was marked improvement in symptoms especially dysphagia and there was no post operative reflux.
There were a few early initial reports of onset of clinically diagnosed dysphagia in the first months of life of children with CZS; the most relevant are a case series about CZS with arthrogryposis in 7 infants (8) and another about CZS without microcephaly at birth in 13 infants (2).
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Infants with risks such as prematurity, congenital or acquired medical conditions, or those with prolonged stays in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are at greater risk of developing dysphagia and nutritional problems than typically developing, healthy neonates.
Modified Massey Bedside Swallow Screener was used to screen out the patients for dysphagia.
A 68-year-old man who was a known case of parathyroid hyperplasia since four years ago and underwent subtotal parathyroidectomy operation, referred with chief complaint of generalized weakness and dysphagia to solid foods since two months ago without a history of weight loss.
In another case, a 60-year-old woman complained of solid food and pill dysphagia for 2 months without weight loss.
Dysphagia is a common problem among older adults, which impairs normal swallowing and complicates nutritional intake.
Of these risk factors, poor oral hygiene and dysphagia have been identified as having the most significant link to aspiration pneumonia.
Dysphagia lusoria, coined in 1789 from the root for "natural abnormality," (5) is caused by an aberrant right subclavian artery, which persists because of abnormal involution of the right fourth aortic arch during embryogenesis (6) (Figure 1).