Frey syndrome


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au·ric·u·lo·tem·po·ral nerve syn·drome

flushing and sweating of the face resulting from eating spicy or acidic foods, due to damage of the parasympathetic fibers in the auriculotemporal nerve.
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Frey,

Lucie, Polish neurologist, 1852-1932.
Frey syndrome - localized flushing and sweating of the ear and cheek in response to eating. Synonym(s): auriculotemporal nerve syndrome
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au·ric·u·lo·tem·po·ral nerve syn·drome

(aw-rikyū-lō-tempŏr-ăl nĕrv sindrōm)
Facial flushing and sweating resulting from eating spicy or acidic foods, due to damage of the parasympathetic fibers in the auriculotemporal nerve.
Synonym(s): Frey syndrome, gustatory sweating.
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[14] The Frey syndrome that was noticed in one patient improved [15] with time and patient is tolerating the same.
Moreover, it does not objectively lower the incidence of Frey syndrome, as does the use of AlloDerm.
The effectiveness of a sternomastoid muscle flap in preventing post-parotidectomy occurrence of the Frey syndrome. Acta Otolaryngol 1974;77:368-73.