An unusual late complication in traumatic brain injury: Persistent dysphagia due to tracheoesophageal fistula


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Buyuksireci D. E. , Umay E., Polat M., Cakci A., MERAY J.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, cilt.64, sa.2, ss.170-172, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 64 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5606/tftrd.2018.1547
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.170-172

Özet

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), which leads to cognitive, physical, emotional and behavioral deficits according to the severity of trauma, is a disability with high morbidity and mortality. In addition to primary effects of TBI, direct trauma to the face, neck, and chest also contributes to increased morbidity. Recovery in swallowing functions in TBI patients is often parallel with recovery in functional daily activities. Herein, contrary to that expectation, we present a TBI case with persistent dysphagia symptoms lasting for even 1.5 years after trauma, despite the fact that she gained independence in dailylife activities under supervision.