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The Turkish Journal of Ear Nose and Throat Successful use of botulinum toxin injection in the treatment of salivary fistula following parotidectomy [Tr-ENT]
Tr-ENT. 2003; 10(2): 78-81

Successful use of botulinum toxin injection in the treatment of salivary fistula following parotidectomy

Ahmet Kızılay1, İbrahim Aladağ, Orhan Özturan

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.

Keywords: Botulinum toxin type a/therapeutic use/administration& dosage; parotid diseases/therapy; parotid gland/surgery; saliva; salivary gland fistula/therapy.

Parotidektomi sonrası gelişen tükürük fistülünün botulinum toksini ile iyileşmesi

Ahmet Kızılay1, İbrahim Aladağ, Orhan Özturan

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Anahtar Kelimeler: Botulinum toksini tip A/terapötik kullanım/uygulama ve doz; parotis hastalıkları/tedavi; parotisbezi/cerrahi; tükürük; tükürük bezi fistülü/tedavi.

Ahmet Kızılay, İbrahim Aladağ, Orhan Özturan. Successful use of botulinum toxin injection in the treatment of salivary fistula following parotidectomy. Tr-ENT. 2003; 10(2): 78-81

Corresponding Author: Ahmet Kızılay
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