Monday, January 21, 2013

Botox Injection Question

Is there any evidence to suggest that there may be a loss of taste after Botox injection for treatment of adductor spasmodic dysphonia? Thank you.

Melissa Kim M.S., CCC-SLP replies...
If a Botox injection is done in the operating room (rather than in an office setting), then there is the possibility for taste change because of the pressure of the laryngoscope (a device used to access the larynx) against the lingual nerve. Most taste changes that result because of this type of procedure are temporary, and taste sensation returns to normal in weeks to months afterwards.

Thank you for your question!
 

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