After removal of parotid gland, patient is having sweating on the cheeks while eating. In this complication seen after parotidectomy, the auriculotemporal nerve which contains parasympathetic secretomotor fibers to parotid gland is fused with which nerve?
|A||Greater petrosal nerve|
|C||Greater auricular nerve|
• "Cross innervation between somatic sensory supply (greater auricular) and parasympathetic secretomotor fibers to the parotid is considered to be part of the anatomical basis for the phenomenon of gustatory sweating (Frey’s syndrome) seen after parotid surgery, when the nerve is at risk of injury."
Complications Of Parotidectomy
• Facial nerve paresis or paralysis?
• Sensory abnormalities associated with sacrifice of greater auricular nerve?
• Frey's syndrome?
• Salivary fistula?