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Ultrasound-guided botulinum toxin injections for treatment of drooling.
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PMID:  21600865     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of treatment of drooling by ultrasound-guided botulinum toxin injection of the salivary glands and to determine the optimal modalities of this procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study is a retrospective review of patients treated for drooling by injection of 100units of Botox(®) into the parotid and submaxillary glands between 2002 and 2008. Efficacy was evaluated by a quality of life questionnaire six weeks after the injections. RESULTS: One hundred and eleven injection sessions were performed in 70 patients aged one to 84 years with a beneficial effect in 66% of cases. The most effective protocol was injection of 20units of botulinum toxin into each submaxillary gland and 30units of toxin into each parotid gland. CONCLUSION: The treatment of drooling by Botox(®) injections into salivary glands is effective. The authors propose ultrasound-guided injection of both submaxillary glands and both parotid glands. These injections can be repeated in the case of recurrence of drooling.
R Breheret; A Bizon; C Jeufroy; L Laccourreye
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  European annals of otorhinolaryngology, head and neck diseases     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-7296     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101531465     Medline TA:  Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Service d'oto-rhino-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervicofaciale, CHU d'Angers, 20, rue de Savoie, 49100 Angers, France.
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