Botulinum Toxin A for Oral Cavity Cancer Patients: In Microsurgical Patients BTX Injections in Major Salivary Glands Temporarily Reduce Salivary Production and the Risk of Local Complications Related to Saliva Stagnation

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Bartolo Corradino; Francesco Moschella; Sara Di Lorenzo;
  • Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
  • Journal: Toxins, volume 4, issue 11, pages 956-961 (issn: 2072-6651, eissn: 2072-6651)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.3390/toxins4110956, pmc: PMC3509693
  • Subject: Botulinum toxin | salivary major glands | salivary production | Botulinum toxin, salivary production, oral cancer, free flap complications, saliva-related complications, forearm free flap, oro-cutaneous fistula, salivary major glands | Medicine | saliva-related complications | Article | oro-cutaneous fistula | R | Settore MED/19 - Chirurgia Plastica | forearm free flap | free flap complications | oral cancer

In patients suffering from oral cavity cancer surgical treatment is complex because it is necessary to remove carcinoma and lymph node metastasis (through a radical unilateral or bilateral neck dissection) and to reconstruct the affected area by means of free flaps. The... View more
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