Hello everyone my name is Mark I'm a 7 year nasopharnex stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma Cancer Survior. In 2006 I started having swallowing problems, food stuck and not going down constant coughing increasing dysphagia.
M epiglottis doesn't close over. These problems are due to radiation treatment which caused a lot of scar tissue.I have severe Esophageal Stricture. I'm scheduled next week for Dilation I also have trismus approx 1.5cm which means I cannot open my mouth that wide at all due to radiation treatment which is what most head and neck patients have. My ent while I'm under general Anesthesia will stretch my mouth wider in order to see down by throat for the esophageal dilation. These are just muscles being used when my mouth is stretch wider has anyone had this done. To include Esophageal Dilation with severe stricture.I need to know everyones experience who has been thru this or in the process of going thru it. Thanks in Advance