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Taste and olfaction in middle ear surgery.

Authors
  • Ciofalo, Andrea
  • Zambetti, Giampietro
  • Romeo, Martina
  • Vestri, Anna Rita
  • Iannella, Giannicola
  • Re, Massimo
  • Magliulo, Giuseppe
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2015
Volume
124
Issue
4
Pages
312–316
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0003489414555900
PMID: 25358610
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

Chorda tympani function can be negatively affected by middle ear surgery. Deficits may be more marked in stapedotomy patients than in those undergoing tympanoplasty. Postoperative recovery of taste is satisfactory, although with different timelines for the 2 types of pathology.

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