Please view the video clip (Video 1) showing the results of a videofluoroscopic swallow study (also known as a modified barium swallow study).

The most likely clinical scenario of the infant in this video is a:

The videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS), also known as a modified barium swallow study, is a form of instrumental assessment of swallow function. It is conducted in the radiology department by a speech-language pathologist in collaboration with a radiologist; thus, the patient needs to be stable to allow transfer to this location. The infant’s caregivers and nurse may also be present and often participate in the study by feeding the infant. The following video clip (Video 2) is an example of a “normal” study, demonstrating adequate integration of the suck-swallow-breathe pattern, with 1 suck per swallow, timely swallow onset, and intact airway protection from above; anatomical markers are shown in...

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