Frey syndrome is characterized by unilateral flushing and sweating of the facial skin innervated by the auriculotemporal nerve (neck, parotid region, and. A neurologist from Poland, Dr. Lucja Frey, provided a detailed assessment of the disorder and coined the term “auriculotemporal syndrome” in Auriculotemporal nerve syndrome, also known as Frey syndrome, is an uncommon clinical entity in children. It is widely thought to be the result.

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But Frey syndrome can be identified by its distinctive clinical features. Mastication, which auticulotemporal acetylcholine from the syndroms nerve endings, 36 now induces sweating and flushing, which was a sympathetic cholinergic response before synkinesis of parasympathetic nerve fibers Fig. Purchase access Subscribe to JN Learning for one year. Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, and more.

The percentage of individuals who develop Frey syndrome after a parotidectomy is controversial and reported estimates range from percent. Sweating usually does not occur. For information about clinical trials conducted in Europe, contact: See other articles in PMC that cite the published article.

During this test, an iodine solution is applied to the affected areas of the face. Diagnosis A diagnosis of Frey syndrome is made based upon identification of characteristic symptoms, a detailed patient history, a thorough clinical evaluation and a specialized test called the Minor Iodine-Starch Test.

In very limited studies, there have been reports that abdominal fat implantation decreases the occurrence of Frey syndrome. Actual careful examination reveals that the principal symptom is flushing which might be physiologic at a younger age. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Auriculotemporal nerve syndrome / Frey syndrome/Gustatory sweating

Moreover, local flaps increase operative time and can require a second reconstructive team, which may increase overall cost of the procedure. It auriculotemoral the postganglionic parasympathetic secretomotor fibers from the otic ganglion, which is destined for parotid glands. Singleton G, Cassisi Xyndrome. Meta-analysis of surgical techniques for preventing parotidectomy sequelae. Many techniques aimed at accomplishing this have been described and include increased skin flap thickness, local fascia or muscle flaps, and the use of acellular dermal matrix ADM or free fat grafts.


Auriculotemporal Syndrome (Frey Syndrome)

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Treatment of postparotidectomy Frey syndrome with the interposition of temporalis fascia and sternocleidomastoid flaps. Sweat glands and blood vessels throughout the body are controlled by sympathetic fibers. The barriers include 1. The condition is benign and may persist for life.

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Frey’s syndrome

It was first described as a composite flap for ear reconstruction in by Fox and Edgerton 12 and was later adapted to a fascia flap. In older reports, infections of the parotid glands were suspected, but a detailed examination always points to a surgical drainage of a parotid abscess.

A diagnosis of Frey syndrome is made based upon identification of characteristic symptoms, a detailed patient history, a thorough clinical evaluation and a specialized test called the Minor Iodine-Starch Test.

Laryngoscope Jul; 7: The cumulative result is excessive sweating and flushing when eating certain foods. Eagle syndrome Hemifacial hypertrophy Facial hemiatrophy Oral manifestations of systemic disease.

Previous agents have included topical antiperspirants as well as injection with alcohol, scopolamine, glycopyrrolate, or botulinum toxin A BTA. Frey syndrome is due to damage to these autonomic fibers. General hyperhidrosis may occur auriculotemppral a complication of drug use.

Auriculotemporal Syndrome (Frey Syndrome) — Johns Hopkins University

There is sometimes pain in the same area, often of a burning nature. Other Eagle syndrome Hemifacial hypertrophy Facial hemiatrophy Oral manifestations of systemic disease. Frey syndrome is secondary to synkinesis of postganglionic parasympathetic nerve fibers within the transected parotid gland reinnervating the overlying sweat glands. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.


However, other studies have shown that the muscle flaps are ineffective at preventing the sequela of Frey syndrome. Pathophysiology Frey syndrome is due to the misdirected regenerative process of the auriculotemporal nerve. B Postoperative diagram depicting the regenerated postganglionic parasympathetic nerve fibers extending to the overlying cutaneous tissue. In contrast to food allergy, Frey syndrome is usually unilateral, with a segmental distribution in the areas innervated by the auriculotemporal nerve.

Similar to the other types of local reconstruction, the efficacy data are mixed. Sethuraman, G, Mancini, AJ.

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Abstract Frey syndrome is a common sequela of parotidectomy, and although it is not frequently manifested clinically, it can cause significant morbidity for those affected. In children, it is typically noted around 6 months of age at the time of introduction of solid foods fruit snacks to the diet.

Temporoparietal fascia flap The temporoparietal fascia flap TPFF is a broad, vascularized fascia flap that is based off the superficial xuriculotemporal artery Fig. In follow-up examinations, approximately 15 percent of affected individuals rated their symptoms as severe.

Frey syndrome in children has a benign and nonprogressive course.

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