A Novel Technique for the Diagnosis and Management of Middle Ear Myoclonus. Journal Article


Authors: Hutz, MJ; Aasen, MH; Kircher, M
Article Title: A Novel Technique for the Diagnosis and Management of Middle Ear Myoclonus.
Abstract: A novel technique for the diagnosis and management of middle ear myoclonus is described. A patient with middle ear myoclonus underwent a trans-canal microscopic middle ear exploration with injection of botulinum toxin into the stapedius and tensor tympani muscles. Postoperatively, the patient noted complete resolution of symptoms. This is the first report of the use of botulinum toxin directly applied to the middle ear musculature via a trans-canal approach for the management of middle ear myoclonus. This approach is both a useful diagnostic and therapeutic tool that allows for temporary muscle paralysis prior to offering definitive surgical management. Laryngoscope, 2020.
Journal Title: The Laryngoscope
ISSN: 1531-4995; 0023-852X
Publisher: The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc  
Date Published: 2020
LUC Authors
  1. Matthew Kircher
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