Incidental Finding of Dysgeusia Relieved by Injections of Botulinum Toxin A
Article first published online: 3 JAN 2009
Copyright © 2005 The Triological Society
Volume 115, Issue 5, pages 844–845, May 2005
How to Cite
Heman-Ackah, S. and Pensak, M. A. (2005), Incidental Finding of Dysgeusia Relieved by Injections of Botulinum Toxin A. The Laryngoscope, 115: 844–845. doi: 10.1097/01.MLG.0000157692.28929.1A
- Issue published online: 3 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 3 JAN 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 JAN 2005
- Hemifacial spasm;
- botulinum toxin
Objective: We report the unique finding of hemifacial spasm and associated dysgeusia that resolved after treatment with botulinum toxin A (BTX-A).
Study Design: Case report.
Methods: Three years after undergoing resection of an acoustic neuroma and subsequent resolution of postoperative left-sided facial nerve palsy, a 38-year-old woman presented with new onset of facial spasm and dysgeusia.
Results: After three courses of BTX-A injections during a 2-year period, symptoms of both facial spasm and dysgeusia resolved after treatments and returned between treatments.
Conclusions: These findings, which have not been reported previously in the literature, indicate a potential role for BTX-A in the treatment of surgically associated dysgeusia.