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Gustatory sweating of the external auditory canal

  • A. Sonsale (a1), J. F. Sharp (a1) and I. J. M. Johnson (a2)

Abstract

Gustatory sweating of the external auditory canal is extremely rare. A clinical case, that is only the second in the English literature, is presented. The potential pathogenesis and its treatment options are discussed.

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Address for correspondence: Mr I. J. Johnson, Department of Otolaryngology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DN.

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Drummond, P. D., Boyce, G. M., Lance, J. W. (1987) Postherpetic gustatory flushing and sweating. Annals of Neurology 21: 559563.
Frey, L. (1923) Le syndrome du neuf auriculo-Temporal. Revue Neurologique (Paris) 2: 97104.
Gordon, A. B., Fiddian, R. V. (1976) Frey's syndrome after parotid surgery. American Journal of Surgery 132: 5458.
Johnson, I. J. M., Birchall, J. P. (1995) Bilateral auriculo temporal syndrome in childhood. International Journal of Paediatric Otolaryngology 32: 8386.
Redleaf, M. I., McCabe, B. F. (1993) Gustatory otorrhea-Frey's syndrome of the external auditory canal. Annals of Otorhinolaryngology 102: 438440.
Wilson, W. C. (1936) Observations relating to sweat gland of the face. Clinical Science 2: 273286.

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Gustatory sweating of the external auditory canal

  • A. Sonsale (a1), J. F. Sharp (a1) and I. J. M. Johnson (a2)

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