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Management options for gustatory sweating (Frey syndrome)

Laccourreye, Laurent MD*; Gutierrez-Fonseca, Raimundo MD; Laccourreye, Ollivier MD

Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery: June 2000 - Volume 8 - Issue 3 - p 206-210
General otolaryngology

Gustatory sweating (Frey syndrome) is a universal problem after surgery of the parotid region and might be encountered in a large number of pathology cases. Numerous treatment techniques and options have been offered to manage this condition; however, none has met with universal acceptance. This article reviews the history, pathophysiology, incidence, prevention, and management options for gustatory sweating.

*University Hospital, Angers 49000, France; †Fundación Jimenez-Diaz, Madrid, Spain; and ‡Hôpital Laënnec, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, University Paris V, Paris, France

Correspondence to Ollivier Laccourreye, MD, Department of Otorhinolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, Laënnec Hospital, 42 Rue de Sèvres, 75007, Paris, France; email:

© 2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.