This paper reports the case of a 47-year-old woman with dysphagia due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Swallowing impairment was improved for 9 months by the application of a palatal plate prosthesis. The patient's swallowing condition was evaluated by the swallowing function of ALS severity scale and cinefluoroscopy. The effect on ALS patients of oral prostheses as an aid to swallowing is discussed herein.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Dentistry (miscellaneous)
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging