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Semin Speech Lang. 1996 Nov;17(4):261-8.

Anatomy, physiology, and development of feeding.

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Speech-Language-Hearing Department, Children's Hospital of Buffalo, NY 14222, USA.

Abstract

Dysphagia in infants and children is usually only one part of a broad spectrum of complex medical, health, and developmental problems. As etiologies vary, so do prognoses. Increased survival rates of infants in recent years have been accompanied by an increased prevalence of neurologic, cardiorespiratory, and structural impairments that can affect nutritional status and feeding function. Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and normal development of feeding skills is basic to the assessment and management of pediatric dysphagia.

PMID:
8979310
DOI:
10.1055/s-2008-1064103
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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