Management of Spasticity Caused by Thrombotic Brain Injury with Incobotulinumtoxina in a Young Patient: A New Paradigm
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Case: Acquired brain damage is one of the most complex pathologies that affect the central nervous system, there is great variability in its pathophysiology, from traumatic focal injuries to diffuse axonal injuries, including spasticity. It supposes a great comorbidity and functional repercussion in patients, hindering their subsequent recovery. We report a case of a young patient with a history of quadriplegia due to acquired brain damage secondary to thrombosis of the dural sinus. The patient presented sensorimotor deficit, restricted function, and a great situation of dependency. He required three cycles of high doses of incobotulinumtoxinA (IncoBoNT) according to his specific need, the first infiltration was 800 U, the second 800 U, and the last 500 U over a period of 14 weeks. Thanks to the previous objectives agreement with the patient the results were satisfactory and relevant for him, presenting a great functional improvement of spasticity and associated pain, as assessed by the visual analog scale score.Conclusion: IncoBoNT at high doses and short intervals has been shown to be an effective and valuable tool for personalized treatment adapted to the needs of severely affected neurological patients.
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