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Article: Volume 41 Number 6 Page 556 - July/August 2014

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  Dent Update 2014; 41: 556-556

Clinical Challenges Q&A:  Clinical Challenges Q&A 2. A Sweaty Face

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Abstract: A 77-year-old female complained of sweating from her face anterio-inferiorly to her right ear for 5 years. One year previously, the patient developed transient anosmia, but ENT and MRI examinations revealed no pathology, and the anosmia cleared, though the sweating increased. The history revealed a right partial parotidectomy for a mixed salivary tumour 14 years previously.

Author notes: Professor Crispian Scully, CBE, MD, PhD, MDS, MRCS, BSc, FDS RCS, FDS RCPS, FFD RCSI, FDS RCSE, FRCPath, FMedSci, FHEA, FUCL, DSc, DChD, DMed(HC), Dr HC, Emeritus Professor, University College London, Hon Consultant UCLH and HCA, London, UK and Dr Dimitrios Malamos, DDS, MSc, PhD, DipOM, Oral Medicine Clinic, National Organization for the Provision of Health Services (IKA), Athens, Greece.