First-bite syndrome after parapharyngeal surgery for cervical schwannoma.

@article{Mandel2008FirstbiteSA,
  title={First-bite syndrome after parapharyngeal surgery for cervical schwannoma.},
  author={Louis Mandel and Steven B Syrop},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={139 11},
  pages={1480-3}
}
BACKGROUND First-bite syndrome (FBS) is a rare complication that occurs after patients undergo parapharyngeal space surgery. Characteristically, inadvertent ablation of the parotid gland's sympathetic innervation results in the development of severe parotid gland-area pain at the first bite of food. CASE DESCRIPTION The authors evaluated a patient who underwent parapharyngeal surgery for cervical schwannoma. This surgery involved the sympathetic chain's superior cervical ganglion (SCG). With… CONTINUE READING

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