A twenty-year-old woman underwent right superficial
parotidectomy for pleomorphic adenoma. On the 10th
postoperative day she presented with a salivary fistula,
for which repeated aspirations with pressure
dressings were applied for a month. Despite decreases
in the salivary fluid volume, reaccumulation persisted.
Following aspiration of the salivary fluid, 40
units of botulinum toxin was injected into the pouch.
On the second day of injection, the discharge ceased
and the pouch disappeared. No side effects were
observed and the patient remained symptom-free
during four-month follow-up.
FREE FULL TEXTAnahtar Kelimeler: Botulinum toksini tip A/terapötik kullanım/uygulama ve doz; parotis hastalıkları/tedavi; parotisbezi/cerrahi; tükürük; tükürük bezi fistülü/tedavi.