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Br J Neurosurg. 1996 Oct;10(5):501-2.

Dysphagia caused by a hard cervical collar.

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Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire, UK.

Abstract

It is important to consider unusual neck anatomy when fitting hard cervical collars after neurosurgical procedures. A collar which fits too tightly may restrict laryngeal movement during swallowing causing dysphagia, which could be mistaken for damage to neuromuscular function in this group of patients.

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