Dr. Mathieu Bergeron, Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine, Montréal, QC

This session will cover the causes, workup and management of surgical causes of dysphagia. These causes will include laryngeal cleft, tracheo-esophageal fistula and vocal fold immobility, and other less frequent causes. Investigations such as flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) and bronchoscopy will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Name the surgical causes of dysphagia;
  • Understand the investigation of these causes; and
  • Summarize the management of surgical causes of dysphagia.