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September 1981

Auriculotemporal Syndrome in Childhood

Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(9):832-833. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130330042013

• Auriculotemporal syndrome, also known as Frey's syndrome, consists of the development of facial flushing or sweating over the distribution of the auriculotemporal nerve immediately following eating or drinking. It has been recognized in adults as a common postoperative complication of parotid-gland surgery or dorsal sympathectomy. The syndrome is uncommon in children. As its course is benign, it is important to recognize it, thus avoiding unnecessary referral and laboratory evaluation.

(Am J Dis Child 1981;135:832-833)