Toxina botulínica a, una alternativa terapéutica en el manejo del dolor en patologías de cabeza y cuello

Diego Araya, Marta Amin, Joaquín Navarro, Gladys Josefina Velazco Viloria, Víctor Mercado


La toxina botulínica ha sido ampliamente utilizada en distintas áreas desde la década de los 70’. El área estética es la más popular del momento, pero esta misma utilización permitió observar el potencial que tiene en el manejo de afecciones dolorosas como migrañas, dolor neuropático, fibrosis, neuralgias, incluso dolor post tratamiento con quimio o radioterapia luego de padecer cáncer de cabeza y/o cuello. Este articulo revisa el mecanismo en que funciona la toxina botulínica y los postulados sobre como tiene un efecto analgésico y su potencial para distintas patologías asociadas a dolor en cabeza y cuello.


Palabras clave

Toxina botulínica; dolor; neuralgia; migraña; dolor neuropático; cáncer de cabeza y cuello; radioterapia de cabeza y cuello

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