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Ontology: Deglutition Disorders (C0011168)

Definition (NCI) A symptom referring to difficulty in swallowing. It may be observed in patients with stroke, motor neuron disorders, cancer of the throat or mouth, head and neck injuries, Parkinson disease, and multiple sclerosis.
Definition (NCI) A disorder characterized by difficulty in swallowing.
Definition (MEDLINEPLUS)

If you have a swallowing disorder, you may have difficulty swallowing and may also have pain while swallowing. Some people may be completely unable to swallow or may have trouble swallowing liquids, foods or saliva. This makes it hard to eat. Often, it can be difficult to take in enough calories and fluids to nourish your body.

Anyone can have a swallowing disorder, but it is more likely in the elderly. Swallowing problems often happen because of other conditions, including

  • Nervous system disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and cerebral palsy
  • Problems with your esophagus, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Stroke
  • Head or spinal cord injury
  • Cancer of the head, neck, or esophagus

Medicines can help some people, while others may need surgery. Swallowing treatment with a speech-language pathologist can help. You may find it helpful to change your diet or hold your head or neck in a certain way when you eat. In very serious cases, people may need feeding tubes.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Definition (CSP) difficulty in swallowing.
Definition (MSH) Difficulty in SWALLOWING which may result from neuromuscular disorder or mechanical obstruction. Dysphagia is classified into two distinct types: oropharyngeal dysphagia due to malfunction of the PHARYNX and UPPER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER; and esophageal dysphagia due to malfunction of the ESOPHAGUS.
Definition (PSY) Difficulty swallowing.
Definition (NCI) Difficulty swallowing.
Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
MSH D003680
ICD9 787.20, 787.2
ICD10 R13 , R13.1, R13.10
SnomedCT 207122006, 207121004, 207123001, 158431007, 158429003, 158430008, 40739000, 288939007, 139289002, 162022009
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Portuguese DISFAGIA, Perturbação da deglutição, Dificuldade de deglutição, DIFICULDADE DE DEGLUTICAO, DISTURBIO DA DEGLUTICAO, Disfagia, Transtornos de Deglutição
Spanish DISFAGIA, Deglución dificultosa, Trastorno de la deglución, Trastorno al tragar, [D]disfagia, SAI (categoría dependiente del contexto), [D]dificultad para tragar (categoría dependiente del contexto), [D]disfagia (categoría dependiente del contexto), Dysphagia, [D]Dysphagia, [D]Dysphagia NOS, [D]Difficulty in swallowing, DEGLUCION DIFICULTADA, DEGLUCION, TRASTORNO, [D]disfagia, SAI (situación), [D]disfagia, SAI, [D]disfagia (situación), [D]disfagia, [D]dificultad para tragar, [D]dificultad para tragar (situación), dificultad al tragar, dificultad para deglutir (hallazgo), dificultad para deglutir, dificultad para tragar, disfagia (trastorno), disfagia, Disfagia, Trastornos de Deglución, Trastornos de Deglucion
Dutch slikstoornis, slikmoeilijkheid, slikprocesstoornis, moeilijk; slikken, slikken; moeilijk, dysfagie, Dysfagie, Dysphagia, Slikstoornis, Slikaandoening
French Trouble de la déglutition, DIFFICULTE DE DEGLUTITION, DYSPHAGIE, TROUBLE DE LA DEGLUTITION, Dysphagie, Troubles de la déglutition
German Beschwerden, Deglutition, Schluckbeschwerden, Schlucken schwierig, Deglutitionsbeschwerden, DYSPHAGIE, SCHLUCKSCHWIERIGKEITEN, SCHLUCKSTOERUNG, Dysphagie, Schluckstörungen
Italian Deglutizione difficoltosa, Disturbo della deglutizione, Disfagia, Disturbi della deglutizione
Swedish Sväljningssvårigheter
Japanese エンゲショウガイ, エンゲコンナン, 嚥下困難, 嚥下障害, えん下困難, えん下障害
Czech dysfagie, polykání - poruchy, Porucha polykání, Obtížné polykání, Dysfagie
Finnish Nielemishäiriöt
Korean 삼킴곤란
Croatian Not Translated[Deglutition Disorders]
Polish Dysfagia, Zaburzenia połykania
Hungarian Nehéz nyelés, Dysphagia, Nyelési nehézség betegség, Nyelési zavar, Nyelési rendellenesség