Frey’s Syndrome, also known as Gustatory Sweating Syndrome, is a disorder that occurs due to a facial nerve injury, after a surgical procedure is performed (for various reasons), on the parotid gland.
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- Frey’s Syndrome, also known as Gustatory Sweating Syndrome, is a disorder that occurs due to a facial nerve injury, after a surgical procedure is performed (for various reasons), on the parotid gland
- The parotid gland is located in the space between the ear and the cheek, on both sides of the face. They are the largest of the salivary glands
- The proportion of the surgeries that lead to Frey’s Syndrome, vary from anywhere between 2-80%. The disorder induces mild to intense sweating, when any sensation pertaining to food (such as smell, taste, sound, sight, thought, including dreams) is present or comes about
- A treatment of this condition is undertaken based on its intensity, the discomfort it causes, and the tolerance level of an individual
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http://www.parotid.net/freys-syndrome-treatment-surgery.php (accessed on 09/12/2017)
http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/101/printFullReport (accessed on 09/12/2017)
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