Frey Syndrome

Benjamin C. Tweel, Ricardo Carrau

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Frey syndrome, also known as gustatory sweating or auriculotemporal syndrome, is an uncommon condition, but a common sequela of parotidectomy. The syndrome is characterized by sweating, skin flushing, warmth, and pain associated with eating. The generally accepted pathophysiology involves regeneration of parasympathetic nerve fibers following trauma, most commonly surgical. Injection of botulinum toxin is the most common treatment; however, a variety of surgical techniques have also shown efficacy in preventing and treating this condition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGland-Preserving Salivary Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationA Problem-Based Approach
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319583358
ISBN (Print)9783319583334
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Auriculotemporal syndrome
  • Botulinum toxin
  • Frey syndrome
  • Gustatory sweating
  • Parotidectomy
  • Parotidectomy sequela


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