Purpose: Frey syndrome (profuse sweating and cutaneous flushing in the area innervated by the auriculotemporal nerve) is a frequent and unpleasant complication of parotidectomy. Fat injections may be useful in preventing the abnormal nerve neo-anastomoses sprouting to the sweat glands that are responsible for gustatory sweating, but have never been used before. Material and methods: We describe the use of fat injections into the parotid gland of four patients with post-parotidectomy Frey syndrome. Results: All of the patients experienced a clinical and subjective improvement, although slight sweating persisted. There were no untoward effects during the procedure and, in particular, no facial nerve impairment. Conclusion: On the basis of our experience minimally invasive fat injections can be considered in the case of post-parotidectomy Frey syndrome, but patients should be informed that subsequent procedures may be needed to achieve a definitive result.
Fat injections for the management of post-parotidectomy Frey syndrome : a technical note / S.S. Torretta, L. Pignataro, P. Capaccio, A. Brevi, R.F. Mazzola. - In: JOURNAL OF CRANIO-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY. - ISSN 1010-5182. - 40:2(2012 Feb), pp. 173-176.
|Titolo:||Fat injections for the management of post-parotidectomy Frey syndrome : a technical note|
TORRETTA, SARA SILVIA (Primo)
PIGNATARO, LORENZO (Secondo)
BREVI, ALESSANDRA (Penultimo)
MAZZOLA, RICCARDO FRANCESCO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Frey syndrome ; fat grafting ; parotidectomy ; gustatory sweating ; quality of life|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/31 - Otorinolaringoiatria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||feb-2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcms.2011.03.007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|