Cervical Auscultation: A Systematic Review

Radish Kumar Balasubramanium, Jayashree. S. Bhat


Cervical auscultation refers to the technique of listening to the sounds of swallowing using a stethoscope or other measurement device such as placing microphone on the surface of the neck. This is based on the assumption that the normal biological sounds will be different from the abnormal biological sounds. The clinical applications of cervical auscultation were reviewed and discussed

Keywords: Cervical auscultation, swallow sounds, swallowing assessment, biological sounds

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