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Gustatory lacrimation

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HPO: HP:0100274


Gustatory lacrimation results from an aberrant innervation of fibres from the seventh cranial nerve to the pterygopalatine ganglion which are destined originally for the submandibular ganglion. This aberrant innervation leads to uncontrollable tearing while eating or in anticipation of a meal. [from HPO]

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Branchiootorenal syndrome 1
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Disease or Syndrome
Branchiootorenal spectrum disorder (BORSD) is characterized by malformations of the outer, middle, and inner ear associated with conductive, sensorineural, or mixed hearing impairment, branchial fistulae and cysts, and renal malformations ranging from mild renal hypoplasia to bilateral renal agenesis. Some individuals progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) later in life. Extreme variability can be observed in the presence, severity, and type of branchial arch, otologic, audiologic, and renal abnormality from right side to left side in an affected individual and also among individuals in the same family.

Professional guidelines


Foguem C, Seror R, Gosset M
Clin Rheumatol 2023 Jan;42(1):1-14. Epub 2022 Sep 5 doi: 10.1007/s10067-022-06359-w. PMID: 36063255Free PMC Article
Laskawi R, Ellies M
Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2007 Apr;15(2):112-6. doi: 10.1097/MOO.0b013e328014731c. PMID: 17413413
Naumann M, Jost W
Mov Disord 2004 Mar;19 Suppl 8:S137-41. doi: 10.1002/mds.20067. PMID: 15027066

Recent clinical studies


Homer N, Fay A
Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2018 Dec;51(6):1107-1118. Epub 2018 Aug 28 doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2018.07.007. PMID: 30170698
Subramaniam SS, Breik O, Cadd B, Peart G, Wiesenfeld D, Heggie A, Gibbons SD, Nastri A
Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Jun;47(6):773-782. Epub 2018 Feb 7 doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2018.01.013. PMID: 29428340
Weber KM, Kousseff BG
Clin Genet 1999 Oct;56(4):306-12. doi: 10.1034/j.1399-0004.1999.560408.x. PMID: 10636449


Weber KM, Kousseff BG
Clin Genet 1999 Oct;56(4):306-12. doi: 10.1034/j.1399-0004.1999.560408.x. PMID: 10636449

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