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Pharyngeal phase:...
Pharyngeal phase: Normal epiglottic tilt (pink arrow), normal submucosal venous plexus (orange arrow). Soft palate apposed to nasopharynx prevents nasopharyngeal reflux. Barium proceeds down the cervical oesophagus.
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- “ Swallowing is a complex act involving both voluntary and involuntary neural circuits and the co-ordination of multiple small muscles in the neck. ...”

Used in the following article:

  • Oesophageal web - “ Oesophageal webs refer to an oesophageal constriction caused by a thin mucosal membrane projecting into the lumen. Epidemiology Oesophageal webs...”

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