Dysarthria and dysphagia as long-term sequelae in a child treated for posterior fossa tumour.
Petrea L Cornwell, Bruce E Murdoch, Elizabeth C Ward, Angela Morgan
Developmental Neurorehabilitation | Published : 2003
The current case report provides a comprehensive description of the persistent dysarthria and dysphagia evident in a 7.5 year old child treated for recurrent posterior fossa tumour (PFT). AC was assessed on a comprehensive perceptual and instrumental test battery incorporating all components of the speech production system (respiration, phonation, resonance, articulation and prosody) 2 years and 4 months following completion of her treatment. The nature of her swallowing impairment was investigated through the use of videofluoroscopic evaluation of swallowing (VFS). A mild dysarthria with ataxic and LMN components was identified, although overall speech intelligibility was not affected. A mo..View full abstract