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Ultrasound-guided botulinum toxin injection: A simple in-office technique to improve tracheoesophageal speech in postlaryngectomy patients.
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PMID:  22110005     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Pharyngoesophageal spasm is a known entity to cause hypertonic/failed tracheoesophageal speech and is successfully treated by botulinum toxin A injection. However, success of botulinum toxin treatment is based on the accurate localization of the pharyngoesophageal segment. METHODS: A 65-year-old man who had a laryngectomy using voice prosthesis with hypertonic speech underwent ultrasonographic localization of the hypertonic pharyngoesophageal segment. The ultrasound findings were confirmed using videofluoroscopy. Under ultrasound guidance, botulinum toxin was injected into the hypertonic pharyngoesophageal segment and subsequently voice outcomes were evaluated by a speech language pathologist and the pharyngoesophageal segment was assessed by using an ultrasound scan. RESULTS: The patient had improvement in his postinjection tracheoesophageal puncture speech. Ultrasound scan assessment of the pharyngoesophageal segment showed adequate dilation as compared to the pre-botulinum toxin injection treatment. CONCLUSION: Ultrasonographic localization of the hypertonic pharyngoesophageal segment and ultrasound-guided botulinum toxin injection is a simple, quick, and relatively cheap method to be used in routine practice. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2011.
Devendra A Chaukar; Suhail I Sayed; Nitin S Shetty; Aniruddha V Kulkarni; Suyash S Kulkarni; Anuja D Deshmukh; Anil K D'Cruz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Head & neck     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0347     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8902541     Medline TA:  Head Neck     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Head and Neck Services, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India.
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