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Table 2 Prevalence and type of swallowing dysfunction on VFSE

From: Dysphagia in Lewy body dementia - a clinical observational study of swallowing function by videofluoroscopic examination

Variable, n (%) All patients (n = 26) DLB (n = 20) PDD (n = 6)
Any type of swallowing dysfunction 24 (92%) 18 (90%) 6 (100%)
Oral dysfunction 13 (50%) 10 (50%) 3 (50%)
Pharyngeal dysfunction 23 (88%) 17 (85%) 6 (100%)
- delayed pharyngeal initiation 16 (62%) 12 (60%) 4 (67%)
- pharyngeal retention 13 (50%) 9 (45%) 4 (67%)
- penetration/aspiration 11 (42%) 9 (45%) 2 (33%)
Oral and pharyngeal dysfunction 12 (46%) 9 (45%) 3 (50%)
Total swallowing dysfunction score, median (range) 2p (0–4p) 2p (0–3p) 2p (1–4p)
  1. There were no significant differences between DLB and PDD regarding any variable.