ENTtoday: December 2007


Botulinum Toxin Injections for ADSD and Chronic Salivary Aspiration

Presenters at several scientific sessions at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting (COSM) reported on their recent studies involving the use of botulinum toxin type A (Botox® [BTX]; Allergan, Inc., Irvine, CA) injections to treat adductor spasmodic dysphonia (ADSD) and chronic salivary aspiration.

Are Steroids the Best Treatment for AIED?

Although steroids are effective for many patients with autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED), there are still challenges in diagnosing the condition, mysteries behind what happens to the inner ear, and controversy over whether intratympanic injections help.