Deglutition in patients with tracheostomy, nasogastric tubes, and orogastric tubes

Steven B. Leder, Debra M. Suiter

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Swallowing, in both normal and disordered populations, with regard to the presence of a tracheotomy tube, one-way tracheotomy tube speaking valve, nasogastric tube, and orogastric tube is described. Specific subject areas include swallowing and tracheotomy tube use across the age span from pediatric to adult populations and swallowing success when mechanical ventilation via tracheotomy is required. Additional topics include swallowing success dependent on tracheotomy tube cuff status, i.e., inflated versus deflated, tracheotomy tube occlusion status, i.e., occluded versus open, and the presence versus absence of a tracheotomy tube itself. Also, current data and a discussion on swallowing and one-way tracheotomy tube speaking valve use are addressed. Lastly, nasogastric and orogastric tubes, by traversing the same path as a food bolus, can potentially impact on swallowing and information regarding their effect on swallowing is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrinciples of Deglutition
Subtitle of host publicationA Multidisciplinary Text for Swallowing and its Disorders
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781461437949
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013.


  • Aspiration
  • Deglutition
  • Deglutition disorders
  • Nasogastric tube
  • Orogastric tube
  • Tracheotomy
  • Tracheotomy tube

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)


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