Treatment of sialorrhoea with ultrasound guided botulinum toxin type A injection in patients with neurological disorders.

@article{Porta2001TreatmentOS,
  title={Treatment of sialorrhoea with ultrasound guided botulinum toxin type A injection in patients with neurological disorders.},
  author={M. Porta and Melinda Gamba and G Bertacchi and P L Vaj},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={538-40}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the safety and efficacy of ultrasound guided botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) injections into salivary glands for the treatment of sialorrhoea in patients with neurological disorders. METHODS The parotid and submandibular glands of 10 patients were injected with BTX-A using ultrasound guidance. Before injection, the baseline rate of salivation was assessed using a visual analogue scale. Postinjection, assessments were repeated at regular intervals for up to 1 year… CONTINUE READING