J Korean Dysphagia Soc.  2017 Jul;7(2):35-41. 10.0000/jkdps.2017.7.2.35.

Oral Mucosal Lesion Related with Dysphagia

  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. medchan@hanmail.net


Anatomically, the oral cavity is an organ of the digestive system that is anteriorly delimited by the lips, posteriorly by the oropharynx, superiorly by the hard and soft palates, and inferiorly by the tongue (anterior 2/3) and floor of the mouth, and surrounded by a buccal mucosa that lines the cheeks. Oral mucosal diseases represent several conditions that can affect oral function, systemic health, and quality of life for patients. In the swallowing stage, oral mucosa of lip, buccal, gingiva and tongue plays an important role as well as the movement of tongue during oral preparatory and oral stage. Therefore, oral mucosal diseases that cause pain and odynophagia can have serious adverse effects on swallowing. Proper diagnosis and treatment of oral mucosal disease will be helpful in the treatment of dysphagia due to oral mucosal diseases.


Dysphagia; Oral cavity; Mouth mucosa; Mucositis
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