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Olfactory function following nasal surgery.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Laryngoscope
1531-4995
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Volume
118
Issue
7
Pages
1260–1264
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/MLG.0b013e318170b5cb
PMID: 18438263
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These results in a large group of patients confirm previous work. Apart from apparent success in 13 to 23% of patients, there is also a small but significant group of patients (7 to 9%) in whom olfactory function decreases after surgery. Because this decrease was mostly found in patients with relatively good preoperative olfactory function, this group should receive specific attention when counseling patients about the potential risks of nasal surgery.

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