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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A Normal innervation of the parotid gland by the postganglionic parasympathetic nerve fibers from the auriculotemporal nerve. Create a free personal account to make a comment, download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts and more. Biomaterial and Autologous Implantation Autologous and biosynthetic material have been used to auriculotempral the physical barrier between the transected parotid and the overlying cutaneous tissues.

Support Center Support Center. The key symptom of facial sweating is not emphasized in newborns rising doubts about the correctness of these observations.

Although this represents an effective technique for the prevention of Frey syndrome, it does require an extended incision, which can generally be hidden in the hairline. During this test, an iodine solution is applied to the affected areas of the face. Palate Bednar’s aphthae Cleft palate High-arched palate Palatal cysts of the newborn Inflammatory papillary hyperplasia Stomatitis nicotina Torus palatinus.

If the treatment is unsuccessful, then consider surgery. The main symptoms of Frey syndrome are undesirable sweating and flushing occurring on the cheek, temple temporal regionor behind the ears retroauricular region after eating certain foods, especially those that produce a strong salivary response.

Auriculotemporal Syndrome (Frey Syndrome).

suriculotemporal In Frey syndrome, researchers believe that the parasympathetic and sympathetic nerves near the parotid glands are cut, especially tiny branches originating from the auriculotemporal nerve. In older reports, infections of the parotid glands were suspected, but a detailed examination always points to a surgical drainage of a parotid abscess.


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For information about clinical trials sponsored by private auriculotemmporal, contact: General hyperhidrosis may occur as a complication of drug use. Frey syndrome in children has a benign and nonprogressive course.

Auriculotemporal Syndrome (Frey Syndrome).

Generalized hyperhidrosis can affect individuals of any age, race, gender or ethnic background. Surgical treatment for Frey syndrome refractory to medical management has been described, but clinical data to support its utilization are limited.

Another technique, focused on creating a physical barrier between the underlying regenerating auriculotemporal nerve fibers and the overlying dermis, is a superficial musculoaponeurotic system SMAS flap. The percentage of individuals who develop Frey syndrome after a parotidectomy is controversial and reported estimates range from percent.

Auriculotemporal nerve syndrome / Frey syndrome/Gustatory sweating

Historically, surgical treatment of Frey syndrome has not been used. Transposition Muscle or Fascia Flaps Similar to increasing the thickness of the elevated skin flap to shield the facial sweat glands from aberrant reinnervation, pedicled muscle and fascia flaps have been used to cover the resected parotid gland in an attempt to create a physical barrier between the overlying dermis and the transected nerve fibers within the parotid.

Affected Populations The exact incidence of Frey syndrome is unknown. As in other indications, the effect of botulinum toxin is not permanent, lasting on average about months. The parents need simple reassurance and counselling. Given the limited number of studies on transposition procedures, no recommendations can be made on its evidence-based efficacy. Frey syndrome was first described by Lucie Frey in and was termed auriculotemporal syndrome.


Standard Therapies Treatment Although Frey syndrome can be mild and well-tolerated, in some individuals, it can cause excessive discomfort. Previous agents have included topical antiperspirants as well as injection with alcohol, scopolamine, glycopyrrolate, or botulinum toxin A BTA. The temporoparietal fascia flap. These surgical techniques can also be done as a prophylactic measure at the time of initial parotidectomy Patient Management The condition is benign and may persist for life.

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The symptoms of Frey’s syndrome are redness and sweating on the cheek area adjacent to the ear see focal hyperhidrosis. SUMMARY Despite the uncertainty of effectiveness, the above-mentioned intraoperative preventative techniques are low risk and often can also be used to improve cosmetic outcomes.

More recent studies, which objectively measured flap thickness and assessed Frey syndrome by clinical symptoms as well as starch-iodine testing, have failed to demonstrate a reduction in the incidence of Frey syndrome with increased flap thickness. Salivary gland aauriculotemporal Diabetes Syndromes affecting the nervous system Rare syndromes.

A neurologist from Poland, Dr. The auriculotemporal nerve supplies nerves innervates to certain structures in the face including the parotid glands. Topical application of drugs that block certain activities of the nervous system anticholinergics or drugs that hinder sweating antihidrotics have been used.

Sternocleidomastoid muscle flap preventing Frey syndrome following parotidectomy.