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Swallowing problems during brain tumour treatmentSSwallowing problems during brain tumour treatmentSwallowing problems during brain tumour treatmentEnglishNeurology;NutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous system;Digestive systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZErin Lawson, BA, OT8.0000000000000063.0000000000000411.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>In-depth information concerning swallowing problems that can arise as a result of brain tumour surgery, and what can be done to alleviate them.</p><p>In addition to having a feeding tube inserted, your child may be referred to an occupational therapist (OT) if they have problems swallowing. The OT will work with you and your child to improve their swallowing ability.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>If your child has problems with swallowing, they should be referred to an occupational therapist.</li> <li>The OT will observe your child as they eat and drink and may ask them to move the muscles of their tongues, lips and cheeks.</li> <li>A feeding study done with an X-ray may be recommended.</li></ul>
Problèmes de déglutition et le traitement des tumeurs cérébralesPProblèmes de déglutition et le traitement des tumeurs cérébralesSwallowing problems during brain tumour treatmentFrenchNeurology;NutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous system;Digestive systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZErin Lawson, BA, OT8.0000000000000063.0000000000000411.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Renseignements approfondis au sujet des problèmes de déglutition qui peuvent survenir après une chirurgie pour retirer une tumeur cérébrale et de ce qu’il est possible de faire pour les atténuer.</p><p>En plus de l’insertion d’une sonde d’alimentation, votre enfant peut être aiguillé vers un ergothérapeute s’il éprouve des problèmes de déglutition. L’ergothérapeute travaillera avec vous et votre enfant afin d’améliorer sa capacité à avaler.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Si votre enfant présente des problèmes de déglutition, il faut l’aiguiller vers un ergothérapeute.</li> <li>L’ergothérapeute observera votre enfant pendant qu’il mange et qu’il boit et pourrait lui demander de bouger les muscles de sa langue, de ses lèvres et de ses joues.</li> <li>Un examen d’alimentation réalisé à l’aide d’une radiographie pourrait être recommandé.</li></ul>

 

 

Swallowing problems during brain tumour treatment1403.00000000000Swallowing problems during brain tumour treatmentSwallowing problems during brain tumour treatmentSEnglishNeurology;NutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous system;Digestive systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZErin Lawson, BA, OT8.0000000000000063.0000000000000411.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>In-depth information concerning swallowing problems that can arise as a result of brain tumour surgery, and what can be done to alleviate them.</p><p>In addition to having a feeding tube inserted, your child may be referred to an occupational therapist (OT) if they have problems swallowing. The OT will work with you and your child to improve their swallowing ability.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>If your child has problems with swallowing, they should be referred to an occupational therapist.</li> <li>The OT will observe your child as they eat and drink and may ask them to move the muscles of their tongues, lips and cheeks.</li> <li>A feeding study done with an X-ray may be recommended.</li></ul><h2>Swallowing and occupational therapy</h2> <h3>Signs of swallowing problems</h3> <p>If you child is having any of the following problems, they should be referred to an occupational therapist (OT) to assess their swallowing: </p> <ul> <li> Choking or coughing during eating</li> <li> A wet-sounding voice and cough</li> <li> Frequent chest infections</li> <li> Being afraid to eat or drink</li> <li> Avoiding certain foods</li> <li> Complaints of food getting stuck or going the wrong way</li> <li> Drooling</li> <li> Pocketing of food in the mouth</li></ul> <h3>What can be done?</h3> <p>The OT will watch and listen while your child is eating or drinking and may also ask your child to move the muscles of their tongue, lips, and cheeks. In some cases, the OT may recommend a feeding study, which is an X-ray that finds out what your child can drink and eat safely. It is like a movie of what happens inside your child’s mouth and throat from when food enters their mouth until after they swallow. </p> <p>An occupational therapist, radiologist and X-ray technologist will take part in your child’s feeding study. During the feeding study, your child may be asked to drink different liquids and eat different foods. After the study, the occupational therapist will suggest how to feed your child.</p>Swallowing problems during brain tumour treatment

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