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Isolated laryngeal myokymia: diagnosis and treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20683936     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Myokymia is an uncommon neuromuscular disorder that rarely affects the human larynx. No previous reports of isolated laryngeal myokymia are present in the literature, and as such, established treatment protocols are lacking. We report the first case of isolated laryngeal myokymia in a 48-year-old woman with no other neurological findings, and our successful results in initial treatment and maintenance therapy with focal intralaryngeal injections of botulinum toxin A.
Jacob Sedgh; Melissa M Statham; Michael C Munin; George Small; Clark A Rosen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  120     ISSN:  1531-4995     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-29     Completed Date:  2010-10-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2033-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Voice Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Botulinum Toxin Type A / therapeutic use*
Diagnosis, Differential
Laryngeal Diseases / diagnosis*,  drug therapy*
Middle Aged
Myokymia / diagnosis*,  drug therapy*
Neuromuscular Agents / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Botulinum Toxin Type A; 0/Neuromuscular Agents

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