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The study aims to characterize the effect of OPMD mutation on muscle function. Muscle samples will be received from oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) patients who undergo cricopharyngeal muscle-cutting surgery, as part of their routine healthcare and treatment.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 70 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients who suffer from oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD).
OPMD patients both male and female.
OPMD patients between the ages 18-70 years.
OPMD patients who are referred to the cricopharyngeal muscle-cutting surgery as part of their usual treatment.
• OPMD patients not referred to the cricopharyngeal muscle-cutting surgery as part of their usual treatment.