Crocodile Tear Syndrome

A clinical correlate of gustatory hyperhidrosis, in which the peripheral autonomic pathways for lacrimation and salivation are misdirected or ‘short-circuited’; CTS usually follows facial nerve injury, in which food or chewing induce unilateral or inappropriately abundant tearing, due to faulty regeneration of nerve fibres, which originally supplied the salivary glands and are routed to the lacrimal gland via the petrossal nerve