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Auriculotemporal Syndrome

Last updated Sept. 11, 2017

Approved by: Maulik P. Purohit MD, MPH


The topic Auriculotemporal Syndrome you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Frey's Syndrome.

Quick Summary:

  • 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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First uploaded: Sept. 11, 2017
Last updated: Sept. 11, 2017