Effects of intraoral prosthetics on swallowing in patients with oral cancer

Jeri A. Logemann*, Peter J. Kahrilas, Peter Hurst, John Davis, Christine Krugler

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The swallowing patterns of four patients with oral cancer with intraoral palate reshaping/lowering prostheses were studied with and without their prostheses 3 months postoperatively. The prostheses resulted in improved swallow efficiency, increased duration of tongue contact to the pharyngeal wall, and improved speed of movement of the bolus from the valleculae to the pyriform sinus. These results emphasize the effects of the tongue on the pharyngeal as well as oral stage of the swallow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-120
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1989


  • Intraoral prosthesis
  • Oral cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Speech and Hearing
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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