Unilateral, spontaneous and excessive paroxysmal lacrimation – crocodile tears – occurring simultaneous with intensified excretion of saliva during the act of eating or drinking. Usually seen in patient with paralysis of nervus facialis upper ganglioni geniculi, possibly due to regenerating nerves that normally control salivary glands being misdirected to the tear gland during recovery from Bell's palsy. Loss of taste and facial tic may also occur. It has also been seen in association with neurosyphilis, acute neuroma, and vascular diseases.
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