|Age:||18 years or older|
|Keywords:||swallowing, laryngectomy, CPAP, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, improve swallow function, swallow function, total laryngectomy|
If you agree to take part in this study, during standard video fluoroscopic study, you will swallow barium-coated foods of different volumes and consistencies. Barium will allow the food to show better on X-rays.
Your doctor can then see changes in the shape of your tongue, back of your throat and upper esophagus to assess the muscular activity during swallowing.
You will be asked to use CPAP during your standard videofluoroscopic swallowing study.
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