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Revista CEFAC

Print version ISSN 1516-1846On-line version ISSN 1982-0216

Abstract

BILHERI, Diego Fernando Dorneles; MANCOPES, Renata  and  ALMEIDA, Sheila Tamanini de. Oropharyngeal dysphagia in Wallenberg's syndrome - case series. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2016, vol.18, n.3, pp.721-726. ISSN 1516-1846.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1982-0216201618314615.

Purpose:

characterizing the impairment condition of the swallowing function in patients with Wallenberg Syndrome.

Methods:

case series of seven patients, with diagnosis of this syndrome, referred for phonological assessment. The Gugging Swallowing Screen scale was used to evaluate the level of dysphagia and the Functional Oral Intake Scale was used to evaluate the level of oral ingestion.

Results:

the mean age was 60.57 years; all subjects presented changes in the function of swallowing of severe degree (71.42%) to moderate degree (28.58%); 85.71% required Alternative Feeding Route, wherein, 71.43% were fed exclusively by nasoenteric tube; all subjects required speech therapy.

Conclusion:

this study concluded that oropharyngeal dysphagia in Wallenberg Syndrome presents itself as a disorder of serious to moderate degree, being the use of Alternative Feeding Route required in most cases.

Keywords : Deglutition Disorders; Stroke; Lateral Medullary Syndrome.

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