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Interarytenoid botulinum toxin A injection for the treatment of vocal process granuloma

  • A-L Hamdan (a1), E Khalifee (a1), H Jaffal (a1) and A Ghanem (a1)

Abstract

Objectives

To report on the efficacy and adverse effects of interarytenoid botulinum toxin A injection for the treatment of vocal process granuloma.

Methods

A retrospective chart review was conducted of eight patients with vocal process granuloma resistant to anti-reflux therapy who underwent interarytenoid botulinum toxin A injection. The mean dosage of botulinum toxin A injected was 6.56 U.

Results

Fifty per cent of patients had complete regression of the lesion and 50 per cent had partial regression. The main side effects were breathiness (n = 4), voice breaks (n = 1) and aspiration (n = 1).

Conclusion

Interarytenoid botulinum toxin A injection for the treatment of vocal process granuloma is an effective mode of therapy, with transient vocal and swallowing side effects.

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Corresponding author

Author for correspondence: Dr Abdul-Latif Hamdan, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, PO Box 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon E-mail: ah77@aub.edu.lb Fax: +961 1 350 000

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Dr A-L Hamdan takes responsibility for the integrity of the content of the paper

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Interarytenoid botulinum toxin A injection for the treatment of vocal process granuloma

  • A-L Hamdan (a1), E Khalifee (a1), H Jaffal (a1) and A Ghanem (a1)

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