Frey's syndrome after carotid endarterectomy Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Endarterectomy, Carotid
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Sweating, Gustatory

abstract

  • Frey's syndrome after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is due to iatrogenic injury to the auriculotemporal nerve and has not been previously reported. One month after uncomplicated CEA, our patient noted an erythematous flush and copious drainage of clear fluid from the superior portion of his neck wound whenever he ate, or smelled or thought of food. These symptoms lasted for 2 months and eventually resolved without intervention. The cause and treatment of Frey's syndrome is also described.

publication date

  • March 30, 1999

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s100169900249

PubMed ID

  • 10072469

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 232

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 13

number

  • 2