Term Swallowing Disorders
Code YF-3000.8280
Definition Any of a variety of pathological or congenital conditions that make it difficult for the individual to swallow food normally. Symptoms include a lump in the throat, hoarseness, a sore throat, pain during swallowing, avoidance of specific foods or liquids and repeated attacks of pneumonia due to unconscious aspiration of food into the lungs.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 11/19/03
Use References Dysphagia
See Also References
External Classification Terms Ear, Nose & Throat Diseases (NPC G02.09)
Ear & Throat Diseases (NTE G42)
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