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February 1936

THE AURICULOTEMPORAL SYNDROMEWith a Suggestion Regarding Therapy

Arch NeurPsych. 1936;35(2):357-360. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260020151012

The following case of auriculotemporal syndrome is reported because of the comparative rarity of the condition and because of the interesting physiologic problem involved.

REPORT OF CASE  S. R., a white man aged 34, a machinist, entered the neurologic clinic in December 1933, complaining that as soon as he began to eat profuse perspiration appeared over the right side of the face. At about the age of 10 years he had noted a swelling in front of the right ear. When he was about 20, a surgeon operated on this mass, removing some soft tumor tissue. The operation was followed promptly by paralysis of the right side of the face. Also, very shortly after the operation, a fistulous opening appeared at the site of the operation, from which some fluid exuded whenever he ate. About six months after the first operation a physician applied some substance (a caustic?) to this