First bite syndrome: the complication to keep in mind
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The First Bite Syndrome is a rare late (1-2 months) post operation complication of surgery in the infratemporal fossa, parapharyngeal space and especially involving the deep lobe of parotid gland. Sometimes it can significantly worsen the patient's quality of life. Acute, sudden, short time pain in the parotid gland region with irradiation to the ear during the first bite a meal is a characteristic for this syndrome. The correct diagnosis and individual approach in choosing a treatment method is the key to success in treating this complication. The purpose of our article is to supplement scanty data on this complication in Polish literature.
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