Bogorad syndrome

Bogorad syndrome also known as the syndrome of crocodile tears, is characterized by residual facial paralysis with profuse lacrimation during eating. It is caused by a misdirection of the regenerating autonomic fibers to the lacrimal gland instead of to the salivary gland.

Etymology

Named after F. A. Bogorad, a Russian neuropathologist.

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Article information

rID: 6884
System: Head & Neck
Section: Syndromes
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Bograd Syndrome
  • Bogorad Syndrome

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