Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0495

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Ilaria Proietti

Department of Medical-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Dermatology Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Polo Pontino, Italy

  • Case Report   
    Role of Hyaluronic Acid and Botulinum Toxin Infiltration in Correcting Facial Asymmetries After Melanoma Metastasectomy
    Author(s): Ilaria Proietti* and Concetta Potenza

    Injectables such as Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and Botulinum Toxin (BoNT) may mediate great clinical improvement in the Quality of Life (QOL) of patients with facial asymmetry due to Facial Nerve Palsy (FNP). This condition is frequent in cancer patients and strongly affects social interactions. We described a case of melanoma 54-year-old female patient with paresis of the left side of the face caused by facial nerve damage during melanoma metastasis removal surgery in the parotid region. She received injections while she was being treated with anti BRAF adjuvant therapy. The patient showed no toxicity and/or adverse reactions to the injectables and drastically improved her quality of life. Maintaining patients’ QOL is of paramount importance and this can be accomplished through a multidisciplinary treatment approach... Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-0495.23.13.523

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