Dysphagia: Age-Related Atrophy of Pharyngeal Muscles


Loss of muscle mass and strength is often cited as a potential mechanism underlying the age-related deterioration of swallowing.  In this study, the THANC Foundation aims to explore this phenomenon in the pharynx, specifically, by measuring the pharyngeal wall thickness and central cavity in young versus old women.

Sonja M. Molfenter, M. R. Amin, R. C. Branski, J. D. Brumm, M. Hagiwara, S. A. Roof. C. L. Lazarus

Dysphagia, June 2015

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