Rishi Kumar Bali D.A.V. Dental College, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana India
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Frey Syndrome (Gustatory Sweating) is a common complication after surgical intervention or injury in parotid gland region. Frey attributed these symptoms to scar formation around the auriculotemporal nerve after damage caused by parotidectomies, condylar fractures and after a subcondylar osteotomy. Pathogenesis is based on regeneration of sectioned parasympathetic fibres with inappropriate innervation of cutaneous sweat glands.
The disorder is characterized by unilateral sweating and flushing of facial skin in the area of parotid gland occurring during meals. We present a case of a patient who developed symptoms of Frey Syndrome 4 months after undergoing superficial parotidectomy on left side.