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Feeding Disorders or Difficulties
The terms feeding disorders or feeding difficulties are frequently used to refer to infants and children who have problems with eating enough and/or an appropriate variety of foods.
Barium Swallow (Modified)
A modified barium swallow is type of X-ray done under Fluoroscopy with collaboration of a Speech Pathologist The purpose of the study is to take pictures of the throat, such as the trachea and windpipe, to see how your child swallows.
VFSS (Videofluoroscopy Swallow Study)
A VFSS is a test to look at how your child swallows foods and liquids. We make an X-ray “movie” of your child’s mouth and throat while her or she is drinking and eating.
If a patient’s esophagus is too narrow, esophageal dilatation is a procedure that can be used to stretch and open it up. This is often used if swallowing food or liquid proves to be difficult.