Frey's Syndrome

Condition 101

What is the definition of Frey's Syndrome?

Frey's syndrome is a rare, neurological disorder that causes a person to sweat excessively while eating. It most often occurs as a complication of surgery involving the parotid gland (a major salivary gland located below the ear). It may also occur following neck dissection, facelift procedures, or ...

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What are the alternative names for Frey's Syndrome?

  • Hyperhidrosis gustatory
  • Gustatory sweating
  • Auriculotemporal nerve syndrome
  • Frey syndrome

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Latest Research

Latest Advance
  • Condition: Salivary Otorrhea
  • Journal: Journal of otolaryngology - head & neck surgery = Le Journal d'oto-rhino-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico-faciale
  • Treatment Used: Type A Botulinum Toxin
  • Number of Patients: 1
  • Published —
In this case study, researchers evaluated the outcomes of using type A botulinum toxin for the treatment of salivary otorrhea.
Latest Advance
  • Condition: Frey Syndrome after Parotidectomy
  • Journal: Lin chuang er bi yan hou tou jing wai ke za zhi = Journal of clinical otorhinolaryngology, head, and neck surgery
  • Treatment Used: Implantation of SIS
  • Number of Patients: 95
  • Published —
This study analyzed the data of the patients with parotid tumors, clarified the contributing factors of Frey syndrome, and evaluated the role of soft tissues membrane SIS in prevention of Frey syndrome after parotidectomy.
Latest Advance
  • Condition: Post-Parotidectomy Frey Syndrome
  • Journal: Facial plastic surgery : FPS
  • Treatment Used: Free Fat Graft or Acellular Dermis
  • Number of Patients: 0
  • Published —
This study compared the clinical outcome and cost-effectiveness of using a free fat graft or acellular dermis to treat patients with post-parotidectomy Frey syndrome.

Clinical Trials

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