Auriculotemporal Syndrome (Frey Syndrome)

Kevin M. Motz, Young J. Kim

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Abstract

Frey syndrome is a common sequela of parotidectomy, and although it is not frequently manifested clinically, it can cause significant morbidity for those affected. Frey syndrome results from synkinetic autonomic reinnervation by transected postganglionic parasympathetic nerve fiber within the parotid gland to the overlying sweat glands of the skin. Many surgical techniques have been proposed to prevent the development of Frey syndrome. For those who develop clinical symptoms of Frey syndrome, objective testing can be performed with a Minor starch-iodine test. Some of the current methods to prevent and treat symptomatic Frey syndrome are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-509
Number of pages9
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

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Gustatory Sweating
Postganglionic Parasympathetic Fibers
Sweat Glands
Parotid Gland
Nerve Fibers
Iodine
Starch
Morbidity
Skin

Keywords

  • Botulinum A toxin
  • Frey syndrome
  • Gustatory sweating
  • Parotidectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Auriculotemporal Syndrome (Frey Syndrome). / Motz, Kevin M.; Kim, Young J.

In: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, Vol. 49, No. 2, 01.04.2016, p. 501-509.

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Motz, Kevin M. ; Kim, Young J. / Auriculotemporal Syndrome (Frey Syndrome). In: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America. 2016 ; Vol. 49, No. 2. pp. 501-509.
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