An article by Paul Dulguerov et al1 that was published in the August 1999 issue of the ARCHIVES requires a response. Their report titled "Prevention of Frey Syndrome During Parotidectomy" acknowledges an article that I wrote in 1974 with Peter Westphal and Adolf Mielhlke2 concerning our experience with the use of a sternomastoid muscle flap to prevent the occurrence of the Frey syndrome. Dr Dulguerov and coworkers credit me with the "idea" for the use of the muscle as a barrier, but he and his coauthors did not read our article carefully.
Kornblut AD. The Fallacy of Preventing Frey Syndrome During Parotidectomy. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000;126(4):556. doi:10.1001/archotol.126.4.556