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Tracheostomy and salivary gland radiotherapy for severe sialorrhoea in motor neurone disease
  1. Adrian J Wills1,
  2. Juliet Colt1,
  3. Roger Selby2
  1. 1 Department of Neurology, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
  2. 2 Nottingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Adrian J Wills, Department of Neurology, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham NG3 5DY, UK; adewills61{at}


The management of excessive secretions in patients with motor neurone disease can be challenging. In this paper, we highlight the main issues from the perspectives of a patient, specialist nurse and neurologist and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach.

  • sialorrhoea
  • motor neuron disease
  • tracheostomy

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  • Contributors All co-authors have contributed to the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Patient is a co-author.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed. This paper was reviewed by Chris McDermott, Sheffield, UK.

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